Our Tamworth & Berkshire Cross-breed Pigs
We recently joined Clean the World, an organization that addresses global health issues by using discarded hygiene supplies that aim to reduce the number of hygiene-related deaths…
We are committed to safeguarding our planet, eliminating waste and to reducing food waste through composting and reclaiming organic material. In the spring, summer and fall all our food waste is given to our pigs at our neighbor’s property—we have happy pigs and they love us! In the winter, with considerably less waste, we compost all our organic material. This helps to prevent perfectly good food from going to waste and ending up in the landfill. We use our compost in our gardens and it provides additional nourishment for our indoor plants.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Up-cycle…
Reduce Best Practices: Paperless everything, we’ve eliminated our daily newspapers and solely rely on e-newspapers, and we’ve eliminated all single-use plastic bottles and most plastics.
Reuse Best Practices: We donate reusable items including mattresses, linens, towels and furniture. Furthermore, we just joined Clean the World, an organization that addresses global health issues by using discarded hygiene supplies from the hospitality industry. Aiming to reduce the number of global hygiene-related deaths, they began recycling soap into new bars to distribute to communities in need.
Recycle Best Practices: Recycling coffee capsules, cans and bottles, clothes and shoes to the needy and what little magazines and newspapers we have left—anything that can be recycled, even bottle corks!
Up-cycle Best Practices: Also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value; such as used light bulbs, corks for cork boards, composting green waste and up-cycling cooking oil for bio-fuel—but we haven’t figured that out yet.