Fight food waste

Nikki Valentini will lead a free workshop on fighting food waste at the Castlemaine Town Hall this Saturday.

Nikki Valentini will lead a free workshop on fighting food waste at the Castlemaine Town Hall this Saturday.

Free workshops on living sustainably are proving popular with the next one set to focus on food waste.

Mount Alexander Shire Council's Sustainable Living Workshop Series is off to a flying start, with workshops on rocket stoves, green cleaning and propagating natives all proving popular.

The series is set to continue this month with a free workshop on fighting food waste.

Nikki Valentini, coordinator of The Growing Abundance Project, will lead the workshop at the Castlemaine Town Hall from 10.30am - 12.30pm on Saturday, June 24.

Australian households waste one in every five bags of groceries. Much of the organic waste ends up in landfill where it breaks down and produces methane gas contributing to climate change.

"Having the skills to make the most of the food you have at hand is empowering and a great way to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions," Ms Valentini said.

"Reducing food waste can also save the average household more than $2,000 each year."

Participants will learn food waste fighting tips and tricks from Nikki, and then enjoy a making and tasting session after the workshop.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information and bookings contact Dallas Giles, healthy environments administration officer, on 5471 1768 or email d.giles@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

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