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Take Easy Action for Less Wasted Food at Home - Shared screen with speaker view
Andrea Santy
41:02
Welcome everyone! Thank you for joining us today. Please introduce yourself and tell us where you're joining from!
Andrea Santy
41:20
We invite you to add questions during the talks to the Q&A.
Jonathan Menachem
41:54
Hello! Jonathan Menachem from Chicago
Jenn Smith
41:58
Hello from New Hampshire, USA.
Robert Wadley
42:06
Robert Wadley. Nashville, TN
Sarah Lewis
42:24
Sarah Lewis, Cooperative Extension Agent in Juneau, Alaska.
Marjorie DePuy
42:38
Hello from Washington, DC
Anthony Hodes
43:02
Tony here from Denver, CO
Arlene Iwahiro
43:08
Hi From California!
Kevin Zacharyasz
43:19
Hi Everyone! Kevin Zacharyasz from Columbus, Ohio.
Debbie Freese
43:29
Hello from Hazel Green, Wisconsin!
Anthony Hodes
43:35
Is this being recorded and will we have access to the recording?
Lesly Baesens
43:41
Lesly from Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.
Craig Upson
43:47
Hi from Maryland
Catie Mathias
43:49
Hello! Catie Mathias from Boston
Andrea Santy
44:31
Yes! We are recording this session and plan to post it on the event page next week. Thanks!
Anthony Hodes
44:47
Thanks @Andrea!
Terry Keene
44:54
Terry Keene from Harrisburg PA
Anne Bijur
44:55
Anne Bijur from Vermont
Mercedes Anto
45:01
Hi everyone! I’m Mercedes from Salt Lake City, UT.
Kelley Jones
46:49
Hi from Kelley from Nebraska!
brian costantino
49:01
Hello, Brian Costantino from New Jersey
Andrea Santy
50:15
Yes! We are recording this session and plan to post it on the event page next week. Thanks!
Sarah Lewis
52:50
That add always makes me tear up :-). It’s great.
Susan Dalandan
53:56
Check the fridge manual. My fridge zones are very different!
Lorraine Graves
54:29
Hi Andrea, will we have access to the slides as well?
carole lewis anderson
55:09
What is best storage for cheeses?
Gul Guleryuz
59:27
Hello! From Maryland
Andrea Santy
01:01:31
Visit https://savethefood.com/ for more information about food waste.
Jonathan Menachem
01:04:43
Alison has a beautiful kitchen!
Marjorie DePuy
01:05:10
Agreed!! This is so helpful too.
Andrea Santy
01:06:48
Hi - thanks for asking about the sound. I checked and everyone is muted. :)
Nathan Reinbold
01:07:07
THIS part of the webinar needs to be a separate video to share on our websites and social media. FUN!
Sarah Lewis
01:08:10
In Alaska we can get old, poorly stored potatoes with bitter potato skins. So sad when we have to peel.
Gabrielle Hobbs
01:08:39
Please consider eating all of a leek, not just the white-light green! The dark green is rich and delicious.
Susan Dalandan
01:09:22
I worked 20 years ago in SE Asia helping residents of the major city slum projects start businesses to bring in income. I noticed that they eat a lot of watermelon, which was very cheap. They threw so much watermelon rind away, and they loved pickles. A long time German tradition family recipe I had was watermelon rind pickles, so I taught them how to make watermelon rind pickles and help them get a processing space started and soon they were selling product with a no cost ingredient!
Andrea Santy
01:17:00
Alison's website is: https://endsandstems.com/alison-mountford/
Carol Fletcher
01:17:43
Is feeding you animals extra food considered food waste?
Andrea Santy
01:17:56
We will also be posting sharable resources on the event webpage where you'll be able to find lots of great information that the speakers are sharing.
Andrea Santy
01:18:43
The event page is: https://conservationcommons.si.edu/event/take-easy-action-for-less-wasted-food-at-home/
Susan Dalandan
01:27:09
Friend from England just sent me a recipe today for banana bread using the entire banana, including the peel!
Alexander Singbeil
01:28:03
Why should we exclude tissues?I find a great way to reduce odour in my kitchen pail, balance moisture and add carbon is to include all tissues and pulp-packages like egg cartons
Sarah Lewis
01:28:35
Kitchen paper towels?
Lorraine Graves
01:29:21
Bokashi is an anaerobic fermentation process that repels rodents.
Billy Connelly
01:29:35
When you look at kitchen collection bins, go big so you don’t have to empty it every day - and be sure to change out the charcoal filter routinely.
Gabrielle Hobbs
01:30:33
Cilantro stems have tons of flavor! Eat them!!! Great for stock.
Rob Dentremont
01:34:26
Isn't no-till better than mixing composted stuff into the top 6"-8" of soil?
Alexander Singbeil
01:39:08
If you've got fats or oils you don't want to eat (I fry eggs and potatos in my bacon grease and it's amazing) - then consider saving It up and blending with other oils to make soap.
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
01:39:37
That’s my understanding, Rob, but sometimes people move gradually to to no-till gardening… And not everyone is on board with no-till yet.
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
01:42:21
I would love to know how I can promote black soldier fly waste food processing of restaurant (and other large-producer food waste) for animal feed. Who can I talk to in your organizations? I’m also interested in promoting raising insects for human consumption for agricultural waste, etc.
Rob Dentremont
01:42:51
Xochitl - I am ok with tilling abused soil one time but then no-till a
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
01:42:53
Sorry, “from” agricultural waste!
Andrea Santy
01:43:36
We are collecting your questions and will be answering them soon. Please keep adding questions to the Q&A! Thanks!
Rob Dentremont
01:43:54
Xochitl - (continued) then no-till from then on.
Liz Kunkle
01:44:14
I think it’s important to note if you can’t/don’t want to compost at home for whatever reason, there may be a commercial compost service in your area that will take your food scraps and other organic waste, mix it with landscape waste, and turn it all into compost. These services accept meat, fish, bones, dairy, compostable items, cooked food, 100% paper, and other items that won’t break down quickly at home. Fats and oils may be absorbed into paper and other waste and composted that way. Some of them operate all year round, so you have access in the winter, and they reduce the risk of rodents and other unwanted diners. Third bins all year round, curbside/yard waste ride-along programs, community drop off sites, community gardens, and/or container swap or similar programs may be available in your area. No matter what your specific living situation is (urban, suburban, rural, single-family home, multi-unit dwelling, tiny house), there is a compost option for you!
Rob Dentremont
01:45:30
Brenda - I am trying to join the ILSR Community Composter Coalition but am having some issues, can you please help me with that?
Lindsey Kerr
01:46:08
Hi everyone! Here is my undergraduate thesis project, which was mentored by Dr. Jon Deutsch: https://lindseykerr.com/chow-pickling-system
Brenda Platt, Inst. for Local Self-Reliance
01:47:48
@lizKunkle Yes! I agree. But our communities are so good at collecting and removing fall leaves and other yard trim, that we will soon find that our backyards are starved of organic matter. Indeed, trees in the Mid-Atlantic region where I am, are severely stressed.
Brenda Platt, Inst. for Local Self-Reliance
01:49:21
@RobDentremont, I will contact you separately re joining the Community Composter Coalition.
Andrea Santy
01:51:47
Thank you, Deb! So glad to hear you enjoyed it! We'll post sharable resources on the event page soon.
Andrea Santy
01:52:17
Thanks for all the great questions and comments! Keep 'em coming!
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
01:53:04
My dogs have always eaten a good deal of the bits & pieces of veg. & fruit that we might not find as appealing. I generally cook & blend it. It’s wonderful as part of their diet, anti-inflammatory, and reduces the amount of meat they consume (hence, carbon footprint).
Liz Kunkle
01:53:38
Thank you so much, Brenda! 100% agreed we should keep as much of our organic matter as possible in our yards. I just want people to know that even if they don’t have a yard, there are still likely options to compost their organic waste - it’s not backyard or nothing. I put all the waste I can in my yard, but I use a commercial service for the rest so that I can divert all the organic waste we create in our house from landfill. Thank you for responding!
Susan Dalandan
01:59:40
I do the freezer ice cube for fruit that I puree and then use in my smoothies.
Brian Himelbloom
02:01:50
work with your city's solid waste system and policy makers, such as this novel community program in Anchorage, AK --->http://www.muni.org/departments/sws/recycling/pages/curbsideorganics.aspx ---> Spring to Fall: a bucket of organics recycled is exchanged for a bucket of finished compost!
Liz Erickson
02:02:04
I've been sharing leftovers through my Buy Nothing group (on facebook).
Kym Buzdygon
02:02:10
Buy Nothing groups can be a great place to share excess food with neighbors
Kym Buzdygon
02:02:20
Ha, great minds!
Brian Himelbloom
02:02:25
from an earlier comment in the chat, see https://www.gardenmyths.com/bokashi-vs-composting/
Meera Singh
02:02:35
Community Fridges are also a good way to share food.
Brenda Platt, Inst. for Local Self-Reliance
02:02:52
For more info on home composting: https://ilsr.org/home-composting/
Liz Erickson
02:02:55
Ha! Hi, Kym!
Brian Himelbloom
02:03:09
https://drexel.edu/cnhp/research/centers/foodbionutritioncore/Drexel-Food-Lab/
Andrea Collins, NRDC
02:03:17
Here's a great recent article from USDA about liability protections: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/08/13/good-samaritan-act-provides-liability-protection-food-donations
Susan Dalandan
02:03:27
That is so true, but Feeding America and the food pantries push the food drive model! We need to change and update our entire food safety net system!
Brian Himelbloom
02:04:05
https://www.upcycledfood.org/
Brian Himelbloom
02:04:31
https://composting.ces.ncsu.edu/vermicomposting-2/vermicomposting-for-households/
Susan Dalandan
02:04:38
Ha ha, Allison, my husband always says no! lol
Liz Kunkle
02:04:45
Alison, Thank you for your perspective! I love love love your fresh ideas about how to create your grocery list in general and specifically starting with whatever perishable items you might have that need to be used up!
Carol Fletcher
02:04:47
Can you freeze used milk to use in stocks?
Susan Dalandan
02:06:46
I freeze both milk and cream regularly (I grew up on a dairy farm!) - don't know what you mean by "used" milk.
Carol Fletcher
02:07:23
Thank you Susan :)
Billy Connelly
02:07:58
Leftovers rock! You can freeze leftover and mix with some new sides or sauces.
Liz Erickson
02:08:14
This has been fantastic. Always something to learn and take away.
Susan Dalandan
02:08:17
Thank you so much, Alison! Love your presentation and ideas! Thank you to all the panelists! This was a really great presentation with such a wonderful collection of presentations to cover the entire range of this topic!
Anthony Hodes
02:08:34
Great information!
Carol Fletcher
02:08:43
This has been very informational and fun, thank you panelists, great webinar!!!!!
Andrea Santy
02:08:44
Thank you everyone for joining us today and a big thank you to all of the panelists!
Billy Connelly
02:08:51
Thank you, from everyone at FoodWaste.com!
Sarah Lewis
02:08:54
Thanks! Great presentation and very useful information.
Kym Buzdygon
02:08:55
Thank you all, this was great!
Brenda Platt, Inst. for Local Self-Reliance
02:08:56
Love food, not waste!
Debbie Freese
02:08:57
Very enjoyable webinar! Thanks to all the presenters.
Jessica Stutzman
02:09:02
Wonderful! Thank you!
Gul Guleryuz
02:09:03
Thank you all so much!
Andrea Santy
02:09:03
https://conservationcommons.si.edu/event/take-easy-action-for-less-wasted-food-at-home/
Brian Himelbloom
02:09:07
liked all the energy and passion from the moderator and four speakers, thx!
carole lewis anderson
02:09:08
I hope that you will repeat this program. More folks have to see it and listen to you all. Also, we need a Twitter campaign