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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

Deb Hilbert MEd RD



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Eat sustainably, locally & seasonally

Conservation

Composting

Organics

Thank the food

Topics of Discussion


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Eat sustainably

  • SUSTAINABILITY

    • Meeting current needs without

      compromising the needs of the future


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Sustainability

  • Where does your food come from?

  • How is it produced?

  • The 7th Generation


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Eat locally

  • Farmers markets

  • Pick-your-own farms

  • Grass-fed beef ranches

  • Seasonal fruit/veggie stands

  • CSA

    • Community Supported Agriculture

    • www.localharvest.com


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Grow your own

  • Container gardens

  • Patio planters

  • Raised beds

    • Tomato plants

    • Salad greens

    • Herbs

    • Edible flowers


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Eat seasonally

  • Choose food in season

    • Extending the season

  • Arizona seasons

    • North

    • Central

    • South

  • Sense of time & place


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Freezing & canning

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Jams & jellies

  • Chutney & fruit butters

  • Veggies

  • Pesto


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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%


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Go Vegetarian

  • Eat low on the food chain

  • Small steps count

    • One meal a week

    • Vegetarian cookbook

    • Beans, tofu, & nuts


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Conservation

  • BYOB

    • Bring your own bag

  • Batch cooking

  • Buddy-up

  • Bottom line:

    • Conserve more,

      waste less.


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Composting

  • Create your own dirt


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Composting

  • Reduces GHGs

  • Acts as carbon sink

  • Alleviates need for

    chemical-based

    fertilizers


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Composting

  • Join the composting revolution

    1 – Kitchen: container

    2 – Yard: compost pile or bin


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Organic

  • Food: without synthetic chemicals

  • Land: chemical free for 3 years


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Benefits to the farmer

  • Less exposure to chemicals

  • Reduced costs from crop rotation

    & composting


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Benefits to the environment

  • Healthier soils

  • Less pollution

  • Habitat restoration

  • Conserves fossil fuel


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Benefits to the consumer

  • Reduced exposure to chemicals

  • Nutritional value

  • Peace of mind



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Thank the food

  • Before eating,

    always remember

    to thank the food.