Sustainable Halloween: scary monsters’ faces from fruit & veggies
🌱🎃 This Halloween Grandma Sita had a lot of fun creating scary monsters’ faces from fruit & veggies 🍐👹🥕 with the kids and parents of Forældrenes Børneklub in Copenhagen.
🥦🍎 Grandma Sita’s way to encourage our little ones to eat more raw fruit and veggies full of vitamins, is such a fun Halloween activity as an alternative to stopping pumpkin waste. Win-win!
🛒 Every cooking workshop, Grandma Sita inspires action by utilizing as much food rescue as possible in order to minimize food waste in Denmark. Think global, act local!
🤗 All children were welcome with their parents or adult companions (usually family members), generating a space for intergenerational cooking.
➡️ Forældrenes Børneklub is family-based association in Nordvest, Copenhagen. Volunteers are parents with children aged 0-6, who plan & organize all activities. Find out more about it here. 👉https://www.facebook.com/foraeldrenesboerneklub
😱 Looking for something really scary? Millions of pumpkins are tossed in the trash after Halloween, clogging up landfills and adding to food waste.
♻️🌎 After Halloween, you can smash your pumpkin into small pieces and add them to your garden compost bin or pop it in your food waste caddy.
DID YOU KNOW?
🎃🔥👻 Jack-o’-lantern’s origin comes from an Irish myth about Stingy Jack, who tricked the Devil for his own monetary gain. When Jack died, God didn’t allow him into heaven, and the Devil didn’t let him into hell, so Jack was sentenced to roam the earth for eternity.
In Ireland, people started to carve demonic faces out of turnips to frighten away Jack’s wandering soul. When Irish immigrants moved to North America, they began carving jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins, as these were native to the region.