Reduce Food Waste – Special Event in Lane Cove

    We know that Lane Cove residents are interested in reducing waste.  Food Faith Community Garden is holding a special workshop on 4th November 2018 by Dinh Tran the found of the Save Food Movement. When food rots in landfill, it produces methane, which is 25 times more lethal than carbon pollution.  Action needs to be taken as food wastage volumes are likely to further increase based on two key factors – rising incomes and declining household sizes (both of which typically lead to more food being wasted). At the same time, we are also seeing projections of significant population growth, which will further exacerbate the problem.

    What is the Save Food Movement?

    “Save Food Movement” is an initiative that brings together people who are passionate about food and who want to make a difference in their community or the world at large.

    Bringing together people who share the love for food can generate a positive impact in the way people understand food waste. We want to create a global community of passionate foodies, restaurants, hotels, tour operators, supermarkets, NGOs, environmental protection agencies that works together to make a real change in the world by educating and bringing awareness to the cause. We want to change daily habits and policies that will help to reduce and eventually put a stop to food waste.

    The Save Food Movement plans to:

    • Change the way people think about food waste through education, raising awareness and getting people involved.
    • Reward people that actively save food through various incentives.
    • Make it fun to save food through challenges, competitions, weekly tasks, to-do lists and more.
    • Get people to educate others about the importance of saving food by providing them with the materials needed and access to the most useful information.

    What Will I Learn at the Save Food Workshop?

    Dinh Tran, the founder of the Save Food Movement, will share her top tips on reducing food waste in your kitchen. You will learn about the beautiful plants in the FoodFaith community garden and do a bit of volunteer gardening to help these plants flourish! (open to all levels of experience, you don’t need to be an experienced gardener).  As a practical step towards reducing food waste, the organisers are encouraging participants to bring any salad ingredients + bread that you have in your fridge. They will also be harvesting produce from the community garden, and we’ll combine all the ingredients gathered from everyone into a tasty salad, so participants can enjoy a salad sandwich for brunch…healthy, tasty and satisfying!

    The organisers are giving away goodie bags to participants to help people to reduce food waste in their everyday lives (ie. fabric shopping bag + tea towel + bag clips/food storage clips, etc). Stocks are limited – register for the event to reserve a bag.

    How Do I Register?

    CLICK HERE to Register for the Event (via Facebook)

    Location: The event will be held at/around the Food Faith Community Garden, which is situated in Hughes Park (Waterview Drive, Lane Cove, NSW, Australia)
    Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
    Time: 9.30am till 11.30am

    Find out more about the Save Food Movement here.

    Find out more about the Food Faith Community Garden here.

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