Finding Practical Solutions to Ending Food Waste: A Panel Discussion hosted by Sawyer Free Libary and Backyard Growers

Did you know 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted? Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing, and the sustainability of agriculture and oceans.

To bring attention to this growing global problem, the Sawyer Free Library and Backyard Growers are co-hosting a virtual panel discussion around the topic of food waste on Thursday, April 28, from 6-7 pm.  The live virtual presentation is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Moderated by Lara Lepionka, Founder & Executive Director, Backyard Growers, the program will provide both broad knowledge and a local perspective of the issues of food waste, along with some actionable steps individuals can take to help make a difference in its reduction. 

The program panelists include Andrew Brousseau, Partner, Compost Manager, Black Earth Compost, Brittany Peats, Program Manager, MA Food System Collaborative, and Gary Sprague, Food Acquisition and Distribution Manager, The Open Door.  Each panelist will have the opportunity to talk about their community organization’s focus and practical recommendations to address the critical issue of food waste in our community.

Following their remarks, there will be a moderated Q&A session.  For more information on the Finding Practical Solutions to End Food Waste Panel Discussion and the Library’s other programs and offerings, please visit sawyerfreelibray.org

A Cape Ann Conversation with Bill McKibben on Climate Change on Tuesday at 7pm on Facebook Live

An important conversation not be missed

Presented by the Sawyer Free Library, Bridge Cape Ann and The Boston Globe in partnership with Backyard Growers, Gloucester Education Fund, Manship Artist Residency + Studios, Maritime Gloucester, Ocean Alliance and TownGreen 2025

https://www.facebook.com/events/303825287628799/

For more information visit www. sawyerfreelibrary.org or 978-325-5500

Backyard Growers’ Signature Backyard Gardener Program Application is Now Live!

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Apply now to Backyard Growers’ signature Backyard Gardener Program and have fresh veggies growing in your home garden all next season!

For more information about the program see the program page, or to apply fill out this application and either email it to community@backyardgrowers.org or drop it off at the BYG office, 269 Main St. Gloucester by 5pm February 12th.

Please contact community@backyardgrowers.org or 978.281.0480 with program questions.

We can’t wait to hook you up with some serious gardening gear!