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East Boston End Food Waste Project – Toolkit

NEWMOA and Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS) staff created four workshops to educate the MLCS youth workers on food waste reduction, including an introduction to agriculture, the connection between food recovery and food waste, how climate change affects food systems, and the importance of community gardens in urban areas.

Maverick Landing Community members and the larger East Boston community comprise of residents from diverse backgrounds and cultures. A fifth workshop featured a demonstration by a local chef on how to make a meal with locally grown foods that residents may not be familiar with.

The following PowerPoint presentations were created as a guide to converse with MLCS youth on these topics to understand the intersectionality of food waste and community resilience. NEWMOA and MLCS welcome the use of the presentations for those who may be interested in pursuing basic food waste education.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Workshop 2: Food Security and Recovery

Workshop 3: Community Gardens

Workshop 4: Climate Change and Food Systems

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East Boston End Food Waste Project – Toolkit