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We invite you to join us for Slow Hour, Slow Food East End’s version of Happy Hour, a gathering with folks who want to know more about what we do and sip delicious local wine.

Slow Hour, Tuesday, July11, 5:30pm-7pm at Macari Vineyards, 150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck

Interested in knowing more about eliminating food waste from our landfills and reaping the benefits of composting and various methods for home composting? We’ll have experts with ideas to share.

Why do we want to discuss food waste and composting? Did you know that across the five East End towns nearly 60 tons of food scraps are generated daily, with much of it ending up as waste! Reducing food waste is crucial for reversing global overheating, nearly 40 percent of food in the U.S. becomes trash, emitting toxic methane when left in landfills. Did you know that households contribute to a staggering 70% of landfill food waste? Composting is a simple and efficient way to remove food waste from landfills and benefit the environment.

The Long Island Organics Council (LIOC) has long encouraged reducing food waste and making compost as a beneficial lifestyle. We have invited LIOC, the Macari family (whose vineyard has received recognition for its composting program) and Mary Morgan, one of the founders of our Slow Food East End chapter, is an activist and influencer for food waste solutions, to share in the conversation that evening.

LIOC are launching a pilot program in coordination with FoodCycle Science, a company that manufactures counter composter units, one solution for eliminating food waste from landfills. The pilot programs are to encourage more home composting across the U.S. . The Pilot Program opens to the public on August 1, 2023. To celebrate this initiative, SFEE members are able to purchase a unit before general public starting July 1st, 2023 . The “Early Snail Discount Special” is available to all members who purchase FoodCycler units, every purchase will help us donate composter units to Edible School Garden schools and food pantries.

Come to hear more about how you can get involved, eliminate food waste and amend your garden with enriched compost.

Join us on July 11th at Macari Vineyards. Wine and rustic pizza by the slice by @WashintonSquaresPizza made with all New York State ingredients will be available for purchase. Attending the discussion is free.

Its easy! No tickets needed, just let us know, you are coming. Slow Hour is free to attend – but please do register to help us plan properly. All welcome, bring a friend.

Slow Food East End is a mighty local chapter of an international organization with the mission to create dramatic change in our food system by promoting food that is good, clean and fair for all. To support this effort we look to connect communities on the East End with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that create out food.

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