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5 Ways to Prevent Food from Going to Waste
Don't Kick Food Waste to the Curb--Prevent It
4/13/2010 12:27:47 PM
We started a compost pile last year, and just on Sunday we started digging through it -- there was a lot of material there for us to use for our garden, so we just saved probably $20-30 on compost for our garden by working on building up our own compost pile from over a year ago.
As for the bones and stuff like that - most chicken bones are too small for dogs to safely eat them. However, rats not only can eat the meat off the bones, they chew up the bones for extra calcium. Whatever "wastes" we don't compost (mostly animal products), we give to the rats. This includes things like moldy pieces of cheese, meat that isn't smelling "quite right" (cooked before giving it to the rats of course), and egg shells and their yolks we don't eat. An come Thanksgiving and Christmas time - oh boy, they LOVE that time of year!
4/13/2010 11:13:49 AM
Don't stop with just your own personal food wastage, bulk up your compost pile with food prep scraps from restaurants, spent coffee grounds from your local coffee shop, peels and rinds from juice bars. If you ask nicely and leave a bucket that you will promise to pick up daily, most places are happy to see this stuff serve a useful purpose.
4/13/2010 8:59:36 AM
Sadly I wind up throwing out fresh fruits and veggis - do not get to finish it all before it spoils. Store quantities are usually too large for me, Plus I Hate to shop more often than once a week
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