A list of Sustainable America’s top 5 posts on food issues in 2012. From composting & food waste to The Farm Bill and a food forest, we hope we’ve given you some food for thought this year!
Residents in Portland, Maine, have one less reason to waste food. In August, Sable Sanborn and Tyler Frank started Garbage to Garden, a curbside composting program that already boasts more than 400 subscribers.
Our helpful infographic challenges you to try a 100-mile Thanksgiving, using some key ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of your dinner table. Think of it as an opportunity to celebrate local food, rather than an obligation to source every last ingredient from within 100 miles. From the drive, to the food, to the trash, there are plenty of opportunities to make your feast more sustainable!
Dirt the movie shows us how beautiful dirt is and how important healthy soil really is to our existence.
40% of food available to Americans is discarded, and most of that uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills. A new report by the NRDC has compiled many existing statistics to demonstrate the magnitude of food waste in the U.S.
As part of our series on composting, we offer this handy illustrated guide to composting in your apartment. If you have been thinking you might be interested in taking the plunge into composting, read on and have fun! Our guide gives you all of the tools you need to get started. Composting can be a rewarding experience in efficiency and self-reliance. Waste not, want not!
Guest-blogger Justine Wenger of The Market Restaurant, a seasonal restaurant on Lobster Cove in Massachusetts, enlightens us as to what a seaside restaurant can do with all of those discarded oyster shells – feed them to local chickens to improve eggshell and soil quality for area farmers.
Replate – to place unwanted leftovers, typically in a doggie bag, on top of the nearest trash can so they don’t go to waste. A simple concept, Replate was the brainchild of Language in Common founder Josh Kamler. The idea is … Continue reading