Project ideas and home schooling resources

“A third of the food raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork. Producing uneaten food squanders a whole host of resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital—and generates greenhouse gases at every stage—including methane when organic matter lands in the global rubbish bin. The food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global (greenhouse gas) emissions. “ Project Drawdown 

Here are some ideas and resources for projects that will help you come up with a re-invention that reduces, reuses and recycles the food you consume!  

Avoiding food waste 

The best way to reduce your food waste is to make the most of the food you buy or grow!  

Food scrap plants

Don’t throw out your food scraps turn them in to free plants for your garden - How to grow fruits and vegetables from food scraps 

Leftover recipe generator

Love your leftovers! Here is a website where you type in what food you have left over and it comes up with recipes to use them up. Some of the tastiest creations are made when you experiment with what you already have! - Love food hate waste

 

Composting and worm farming 

If you still have food scraps don’t throw them in the bin! Try a compost binworm farm or even a free range worm farm. Here are some ideas for upcycled compost bins and worm farms and some instructions on how to look after them.  

Worm farms 

Composting 

Growing your own food is great! Herbs and salad greens are a great place to start because they are easy to grow, we usually only need a little bit (and you have to buy a big bunch at the shop) and they sometimes come packaged in plasticBy growing your own you can save food, money and plastic waste!   

Food storage and packaging waste 

Plastic pollution is a big problem and we use lots of plastic in the kitchen. To avoid using plastic bags and cling wrap you could make bees wax wraps or sew produce bags. Jars are useful for so many things and there are lots of crafts you can do with plastic pots and bottles including planters and watering cans 

Future farming techniques 

There are lots of exciting new innovative ways of farming that reduce the environmental impact of what we eat