Thank you for attending the Documentary Screening of Fixing Food on March 15th!

We had an amazing panel discussion with three wonderful woman and learned a lot about preventing food waste, indigenous food and bugs.

As always, our goal is to educate and follow that education up with action. Below are the action items we are encouraging you to adopt. Please make a commitment to do something and share it with us; Post on Sustainable Works Facebook Wall, Tweet with our handle @sustainablework, connect at #sustainablesm or send us an email

If you attended the event, please take a few minutes to fill out this very short survey.

You can contact the panelist at:

  • Martina Gallagher from FoodCyle LA – text at 310 418 9689

  • Chef Pyet Despain – on social media @chefpyet

  • Aly Moore from Bugible & Chapul Farms

Take Action

1. Learn about indigenous food and encourage local restaurants to offer it or create your own recipes
2. Purchase local food by shopping at your local Farmers Market
3. Eat with the seasons. Your food preference and eating habits do have an impact on our food supply chain.
4. Start a home garden
5. If you live in an apartment or have limited space, add a vertical garden Lettuce Grow, LA Urban Farms
6. Do not buy more than you need. Think of what you need before you buy and get creative to use up what’s in you fridge! Check out The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A – Z by Tamar Adler
7. Compost – divert food waste from the landfill and supercharge your garden
8. Make your freezer your friend, use it to keep and preserve food
9. Volunteer for or donate to organizations working to “feed people, not landfills”; FoodCycle LA, Food Forward
10. Learn about kelp restoration, from SM Bay Foundation and kelp & seaweed farming from Kelpful
11. Create healthy habits by focusing on a daily practice rather than trying to solve big issues on your own
12. Support Chapul Farms in its fundraising efforts to eliminate waste at industrial scales using nature’s own design: insects
13. Explore adding alternative forms of protein (bugs) to your diet

Photos by Kathleen Murphy