Greg Keith12 months ago
Good article, and I agree with many of the points, but short on action items. Here's some suggestions:
- In your own home, you might be able to keep chickens, like Karen suggests. We have 12, and all our food scraps go to them, and come back as the best eggs we've ever eaten.
- Compost! If you garden, your food waste could be creating healthy soil. Composting is easy, and depending how much effort you put into it, you can have "black gold" in as little as three weeks.
- Do you eat out at restaurants a lot? Ask your favorite restaurant if they're working with Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org). Feeding America will help coordinate pickup of food from restaurants and get it to your local food bank. Even here in affluent Boulder, Colorado, our local food bank (Community Food Share) is very heavily used, and many people in the community depend on it.
- Volunteer at your local food bank! It's fun, and you'll be helping people directly in your own community.
- Start growing some of your own food! Even if it's just some tomatoes in self-watering containers on your apartment balcony or herbs on an indoor windowsill. It will give you a great appreciation for good food, and it might lead you to gradually increasing acts of independence from a broken industrial food system...