Dig in: Show your love for City Farm SLO this Feb. 10! From 9 a.m. to noon, help lovingly plant new fruit trees and perennial crops in the food forest beds. See how to combine bare root fruit trees with an understory of edible vines, herbs, flowers, and bulbs to create a no-till, year-round food production garden. Other work will include installation of drip irrigation, mulching, and gopher protection. This work party is for all ages; families are welcome (SLO City Farm is located at 1221 Calle Joaquin, SLO) ... As part of California's comprehensive strategy to combat climate change, CalRecycle awarded $9.4 million to 31 projects throughout the state that decrease the estimated 6 million tons of food waste landfilled in California each year, and increase the state's capacity to collect, transport, store, and distribute more food for the roughly one in eight Californians who are food insecure. When sent to landfills, food and other organic waste decomposes and generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas with a heat-trapping effect at least 86 times greater than carbon dioxide over a two decade span. Want to help with this global challenge? Follow @slozerowaste on Instagram and get a daily dose of inspiration that will have you throwing less food down the garbage disposal. Δ
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