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Make a deal with students
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March 21, 2016
Let students grow cafeteria produce
The culmination of Mason City Schools' child nutrition department's farm-to-school project began with the purchase of grow bags and ended in the cafeteria...
March 7, 2016
Offer prizes to reduce food waste
Students at Misericordia University can become members of "Mom's Clean Plate Club" by showing their clean plate to an employee positioned at the disposal area...
Jan. 15, 2016
Offer incentives for thinking green
Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...
July 20, 2015
Farm-raised food disposals
Our dishwasher raises pigs, so the majority of the food waste goes to feeding them. A lot of residents worry about wasting food, so we reassure them.
May 7, 2015
Juice to reduce vegetable waste
We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.
April 24, 2015
Save coffee grounds
We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.
March 9, 2015
Reduce waste: Sterilize the trash
In the process, the pulp becomes a sterile biomass suitable for compost or is tilled directly into the soil. It is picked up by our certified organic CSA.
March 5, 2015
Repurpose leftover food
The person who is wrapping up and labeling leftovers is required to tell the next-day staff at least one way the leftovers can be used.
Dec. 16, 2014
DIY farm market
There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.
Dec. 3, 2014
We hosted a Farm to Table dinner in a greenhouse at The Seed Farm for 150 students and guests from five colleges and a hospital in the Lehigh Valley, Pa., area.
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