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Container gardens. Patio planters. Raised beds. Tomato plants. Salad greens. Herbs. Edible ... 1 Kitchen: container. 2 Yard: compost pile or bin. 16. Organic. Food: ...

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sustainable cuisine

Sustainable Cuisine

Deb Hilbert MEd RD

topics of discussion
Eat sustainably, locally & seasonally

Conservation

Composting

Organics

Thank the food

Topics of Discussion
eat sustainably
Eat sustainably
  • SUSTAINABILITY
    • Meeting current needs without

compromising the needs of the future

sustainability
Sustainability
  • Where does your food come from?
  • How is it produced?
  • The 7th Generation
eat locally
Eat locally
  • Farmers markets
  • Pick-your-own farms
  • Grass-fed beef ranches
  • Seasonal fruit/veggie stands
  • CSA
    • Community Supported Agriculture
    • www.localharvest.com
grow your own
Grow your own
  • Container gardens
  • Patio planters
  • Raised beds
    • Tomato plants
    • Salad greens
    • Herbs
    • Edible flowers
eat seasonally
Eat seasonally
  • Choose food in season
    • Extending the season
  • Arizona seasons
    • North
    • Central
    • South
  • Sense of time & place
freezing canning
Freezing & canning
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Jams & jellies
  • Chutney & fruit butters
  • Veggies
  • Pesto
environmental cost of meat
Environmental cost of meat
  • To produce beef
    • 35 lb grain for 2.2 lb of beef
    • >58,000 gal water for 2.2 lb beef
    • Swapping a cod fillet for a steak decreases GHG emissions by about 80%
go vegetarian
Go Vegetarian
  • Eat low on the food chain
  • Small steps count
    • One meal a week
    • Vegetarian cookbook
    • Beans, tofu, & nuts
conservation
Conservation
  • BYOB
    • Bring your own bag
  • Batch cooking
  • Buddy-up
  • Bottom line:
    • Conserve more,

waste less.

composting
Composting
  • Create your own dirt
composting14
Composting
  • Reduces GHGs
  • Acts as carbon sink
  • Alleviates need for

chemical-based

fertilizers

composting15
Composting
  • Join the composting revolution

1 – Kitchen: container

2 – Yard: compost pile or bin

organic
Organic
  • Food: without synthetic chemicals
  • Land: chemical free for 3 years
benefits to the farmer
Benefits to the farmer
  • Less exposure to chemicals
  • Reduced costs from crop rotation

& composting

benefits to the environment
Benefits to the environment
  • Healthier soils
  • Less pollution
  • Habitat restoration
  • Conserves fossil fuel
benefits to the consumer
Benefits to the consumer
  • Reduced exposure to chemicals
  • Nutritional value
  • Peace of mind
thank the food
Thank the food
  • Before eating,

always remember

to thank the food.

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