Did you know …
Each day in the United States approximately one pound of food per person is wasted. This equates to 103 million tons (81.4 billion pounds) of food waste generated in America in 2017, or between 30-40 percent of the food supply, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
While recycling your organics isn't something new – the past year has elevated everyone's interest in reducing food waste.
By donating extra food to distribution sites, diverting food scraps to local farmers, and composting food scraps that go to the new composting facility at Ball's Ford Road, we can divert between 30% and 50% of our recoverable food to feed families, support local farmers, and provide nutrient-rich compost for their gardens.
Please join us on Earth Day – April 22, 2021, at 3 p.m. for our free webinar as we get the dirt on food recycling.
Our guests will include:
Rich Riedel – Freestate Farms – Balls Ford Road Composting Facility
Aaron Tolson – Northern Virginia Food Rescue
Dan Israel – Compost Crew
Your moderator and host will be Monica Boehringer, Refuse and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Manassas.
On Thursday April 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm (ends Thursday April 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm)
Category: Community | Gardening / Horticultural
Free: USD 0.0