One the most frequently visited courses at the Regenerative Leadership Institute, leading educational center providing courses about sustainable living and permaculture, is the course teaching about the importance of food preservation and all the methods to achieve it. The course includes lessons about the influence of various environmental conditions on food preservation and deterioration, techniques of food preservation and the practical workshops designed to train and improve these skills. The course, also, provides tons of useful and practical advice and tips on how to reduce your food waste, keep your food fresh and healthy longer and use maximum out of the inevitable waste. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the useful tips.
Buy only what you truly need is a golden rule. Maybe it sounds as pointing out the obvious, but careful planning of the meals and the required amount will prevent you from buying unnecessary nutrients that will rotten. Also, it is better to shop more frequently, but fewer amounts and to synchronize shopping with preparing meals. Shop fresh, healthy, organic food at the market and always try to prefer vegetables and fruits.
Wide range of storing methods
One of the most useful matters analyzed and studied at the food preservation course at the Regenerative Leadership Institute refers to the large scale of storing and conservation methods. Once you learn important aspects of environmental conditions and the influence of temperature, humidity, fresh air and other aspects to the food preservation, you’ll be able to store your food in more efficient manner and to gain impressive results. Proper storing with applying some of these expert’s tricks will add days, even weeks to your food. Also, you will learn to experiment. Some conditions will change your food, but you’ll still be able to prepare it for a meal in a different manner.
Plant your food and use leftovers
During other courses at the Regenerative Leadership Institute focused on permaculture, sustainable agriculture, and urban agriculture, you’ll learn how to plant your food easily and harvest just as much as you truly need for your meal. It will not only reduce your food waste but also reduce your budget expenses for the food. Other lessons will teach you about various methods you can apply to make leftovers usable. Some of these techniques include special ways of packing, freezing and storing the leftovers, while other include specific frying or cooking methods.