Learn to love your Leftovers

Published on Wednesday, 3 April 2024 at 12:34:45 PM

The City of Busselton will be holding a series of free workshops for the community which will provide practical solutions for reducing food waste at home. 

The City’s ‘Love your Leftovers’ workshops will be on offer at three different locations across Busselton and Dunsborough from 23 April to 29 May 2024, as part of the Waste Sorted Grant Funding Program that is supported by the State Government and the Waste Authority. 

Sadly, more than a third of all household waste is food. The good news is with some simple changes, up to 60% of this food waste can be avoided, saving time, money and waste to landfill. 

The ‘Love your Leftovers’ workshops will demonstrate the importance of the whole food cycle, from shopping to storage and cooking, to composting. With a little planning it is easy to reduce food waste going to landfill. 

The interactive workshops offer practical advice and resources that can be easily incorporated into the home kitchen and garden. 

Workshop activities will include a live cooking demo featuring creative recipes that turn food scraps into delicious, everyday meals, as well as the opportunity to build an inground worm farm, complete with live worms to take away and install at home. 

City of Busselton Mayor Phill Cronin said, “Unfortunately, so much of our food at home is wasted. This is a great opportunity to learn simple, practical ways to use food in a way that benefits your wallet, your garden and the environment.” 

Passionate and local sustainability educators Jessica Hayes, Jo Kennedy from A Single Leaf South West and Alisa Alison from Reconnect to Nature will be delivering the workshops and providing the benefit of their experience in managing and maintaining food waste systems at home. 

For those who have attended one of the workshops, there is also an opportunity to attend a follow up session to share learning outcomes and receive more support for their ongoing food waste journey. 

The workshops are FREE. Registration is essential. Visit the City’s events calendar

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes Environment: An environment that is valued, conserved and enjoyed by current and future generations.

Ends. Media enquiries can be directed to pr@busselton.wa.gov.au

Photo: Provided (and featured) by Alisa Allison. 

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