Category Archives: Food Waste/Composting

Permaculture… What Is It?

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”—Bill Mollison, Ryland Lancaster, a local permaculture expert, tells us more about permanent culture, the

World Soil Day: Friday, December 5th, 2014!!

In the 1500’s, Leonardo Da Vinci said, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than we do about the soil underfoot.” Over 500 years later, not much has changed; we still know relatively little about the vast and complex world that exists underground in the soil which ultimately provides the foundation for life

National School Lunch Week: October 13 – 17

Did you know? October 13 – 17, is National School Lunch Week— a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. There are many fun and creative ways to celebrate this week, while incorporating responsible and sustainable practices into lunches all year long! Packing your lunch brought from

Let’s Minimize Lunch Waste Together!!

Excessive waste from single-use packaging is filling our trashcans and landfills. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), waste from packaging equates to more than 30 percent of the total waste generated each year. Lunchtime in particular can result in a large amount of waste, including the packaging, the containers the lunch is carried in,