Edible Alternatives in the Garden/Overview of Food Recovery

Kenilworth Recreation Center
4321 Ord Stree NE
Washington, D.C. 20019

Part 1: Overview of Food Recovery in DC: 6:30-7:30pm
Currently in the US, 40% of all of our food produced ends up in the dump, while 13% of all homes nationwide are food insecure. In this class, we will discuss all the different local opportunities in DC for consumers and businesses to recover their food and make a difference.

Part 2: Edible Alternatives in the Garden: 7:30-8:30pm
The majority of what we grow in our gardens is edible yet we only eat a small part of each plant. Do you want to learn what flowers are delicious in a salad? What stalks make a great hummus or pesto? What seeds are good pickled? Which weeds are more nutritious than your crops? Learn to maximize your garden harvests or supermarket produce by using the parts of your plants you didn’t realize could be not only edible but delicious.

This event is part of DC Food Recovery Week, 10/13 – 10/21. More information about the full week of events can be found at

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