Hy-Vee composting food waste at Nebraska stores : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

… drive.She said employees learn what organic waste can be recycled and how to properly handle it. “Hy-Vee really promotes sustainability and that is a huge thing in our company,” Brown said. Products that are still safe to eat and nutritious are donated to local charitable organizations. Some of the compost may be used in a community garden directly east of the Williamsburg store, Brown said. Hy-Vee does not own the garden but has supported it with grants in the past. Hy-Vee is the …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Tu Salud | April 12, 2015 Ron Finely gave a TED Talk a couple of years ago that spread around social media like, well, weeds. Finely is an urban gardener, local food forest advocate and one of those “regular” people who do extraordinary things because they are committed to a cause. In his TED Talk, he describes his hometown. “South Central Los Angeles — Home of the drive by, and the drive through.” He continues, “Funny thing is more people are dying from the …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… plane or drive a race car or anything, but the thrill of a busy service and driving the team to greatness is a rush that I just can’t get enough of. What’s your new favorite ingredient? I’ve been playing a lot with Moroccan flavors lately, and finding a multitude of uses for preserved lemons. There’s really no flavor profile quite like them, and they play so well with rich spices, whether with vegetables or proteins. I’m hoping to introduce them into my cooking in …