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  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

    Kathy Weber 's avatar
    Kathy Weber 2/16/2021 11:07 AM
    I love the smell of bread baking in the oven!  Not to mention how good it tastes fresh from the oven!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some low-waste or reusable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable? Are there any items where it would be difficult to avoid plastic waste?

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    Kathy Weber 2/12/2021 8:21 AM
    I'm starting to think more about how I could make my own mayo and salad dressings since it's hard to find those in glass containers!  Same for peanut butter - how do we get the food industry to go back to glass jars?
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Plan a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Kathy Weber 1/23/2021 10:47 AM
    Flowers to share with the neighbors!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Kathy Weber 1/22/2021 6:06 AM
    I think the packaging supports the plastics industry, primarily, and that consumers, producers, grocers and supermarket owners could easily get used to systems that require other non-plastic options.  I'm guessing the plastics industry has powerful lobbyists!

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    Liza Lawrence 1/15/2021 10:20 AM
    Hi, I got this email from Hennepin and chose to join the Green Team.,There’s a lot to read through so I’m glad Imhave until January 20th (momentous) to get started...Liza

    • Kathy Weber 's avatar
      Kathy Weber 1/15/2021 12:18 PM
      Welcome, Liza!   Looking forward to sharing ideas with our team.  This is such important work!