How the DMV is Rescuing Food – A Conversation with Local Food Recovery Organizations
Listen to panelists share how their food recovery programs work, how they’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can get involved.
From Leftovers to New Meals – Improvisational Cooking Office Hours
Do you get overwhelmed when confronting a weird mix of veggies in your fridge? Do you wonder how to creatively mix your leftovers to reduce waste? Watch this video of Improvisational Cooking Office Hours with Caroline Howe and come up with some fun and easy ways to combine food scraps in delicious and easy meals.
Alternative Edibles from the Garden
The majority of what we grow in our gardens is edible yet we only eat a small part of each plant. Do you want to learn what flowers are delicious in a salad? What stalks make a great hummus or pesto? What seeds are good pickled? Which weeds are more nutritious than your crops? Watch this video to learn to maximize your garden harvests or supermarket produce by using the parts of your plants you didn’t realize are not only edible but delicious.
Raising Little Food Waste Warriors
It’s a source of frustration and guilt for many parents when their kids waste food. But there are easy ways to get your kids to be less wasteful and turn them into scrappy food waste warriors in the process! Watch Claudia Fabiano, a DC Food Recovery Working Group board member, and Amanda Stone of the World Wildlife Fund lead an interactive discussion and demonstration on tips, tricks, and recipes to use with your own family.
DPR Community Compost Cooperative Training
DC Parks and Rec (DPR) has an extensive community compost cooperative network that allows over 1000 trained residents to compost food scraps, mixed with garden waste, in critter- and smell-proof compost bins across the District. This webinar with DPR’s Josh Singer is an online version of the 1-hour training needed to join any of the 56 compost cooperative sites in DC. The training will also be useful to anyone who wants to start composting in their backyards.
Nose to Tail and Leaf to Root: A Cooking Class with Chef Mike Rehm
Watch Montgomery County Executive Chef Mike Rehm lead a virtual cooking demonstration. For the past 25 years, Chef Rehm has utilized the vast resources that the county provides, while also composting, reducing food waste, and gardening at work and home. In this video, he’ll show you how to prepare seasonal dishes that maximize taste and minimize waste.
Red Wiggler Community Farm Tour
DMV Food Recovery Week ended with in-person tour of Red Wiggler Community Farm, a sustainable farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow healthy food. Check out this video story by WDVM!
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