Category Archives: Food

The City of Newton is currently considering eliminating the use of polystyrene foam food containers in Newton food establishments. Commonly known as styrofoam, polystyrene foam containers are known to be hazardous to human health and detrimental to wildlife. The following article appeared in the … Read More

If you’d like to help to reduce plastic waste, try bringing reusable fabric bags to supermarkets for your fruit and veggie purchases instead of using plastic bags from the produce department. Also, consider whether you need any bag at all if you are putting produce such as bananas into … Read More

Last year, we expanded our garden at the Peirce elementary school from one to three raised beds, allowing each fifth-grade class to plant, tend, and harvest their own salad garden. In mid-June, we celebrated our success with a salad lunch … Read More

City Compost–a home composting service– reports that 131 new households have joined their service in the month of December.  That will amount to over 1300 lbs. each week of food scraps for making new soil. It would be great to have more of us … Read More