2020 Goal: Zero Food Waste

garden projects stories Apr 10, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, we set a goal to have zero food waste at Whispering Horse Farm. (And boy, if there’s ever been a good year to eliminate food waste, turns out this is the year!) We decided to make it a daily goal and see how many days we could go food-waste free out of the 366 days of the year. (It’s leap year, remember?) Food waste is a big problem in our society for a number of reasons – it causes lots of water to be wasted, creates an incredible amount of methane gas in the landfill, and individually wastes money from the household budget.

We got the boys on board with this and set a plan for buying more responsibly, eating more intentionally, and utilizing the chickens and compost bins better for food waste. So far this year, the only food we have thrown away has been: about 1/3 of a carton of yogurt that got shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten, the remnants of a yogurt sauce I made for fish tacos, and 1 small hunk of cheese (It had mold on...

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food garden herbs wellness Mar 19, 2020

We had a very mild winter this year and both the Rosemary and Oregano survived--that is until my husband was helping me clean out the garden beds this spring and uprooted my Rosemary plant! (It’s a good thing I really love him.)

Oregano is one of my favorite herbs for so many reasons – not the least of which are it’s wonderful health benefits and great flavor in Italian dishes. Eating it raw is a bit too much for me, but I often find my oldest son down here in the garden picking and eating the fresh oregano leaves – I swear it has to be one of the reasons the kid never gets sick. :-)

What’s your favorite thing to do with Oregano?

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