Molly de Vries’ Ambatalia, the Mill Valley Lumber Yard-based designer and maker of “modern ecological textiles to support a non-disposable life,” has long been known to friends and customers as a go-to source for information on issues of sustainability and zero waste efforts.

Now she wants to bring that expertise to Good Earth Natural Foods in Tam Valley, where she’ll be offering monthly tours on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am – starting June 6 – on our waste stream and refuse services in terms of compost, recycling and landfill. On each tour, de Vries will walk attendees through:

  • The variety of options for buying food in less packaging.
  • What “tare” weight is and the simple steps to use your own containers, cloth bags and jars to purchase food.
  • How to organize your kitchen and properly store food once you bring it home.
  • Why recycling plastic is not the answer and understanding how our waste stream/resources works is essential in moving towards a zero waste society.
  • Personal food waste and ways to avoid it.
  • Why these practices also save you food dollars.

“We’re thrilled to have Molly do these monthly tours at Good Earth,” says Madeline Ross, Good Earth’s Marketing Manager. “Molly brings great expertise to issues of sustainability and zero waste, and we love connecting our customers with like-minded sources like her.”

“Good Earth Natural Foods is an ideal place to buy the healthiest food available with the least wasteful packaging,” de Vries says. “Please join me while we learn how to move towards a non-disposable life. Here are a few of the topics we will discuss while touring the store.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a few cloth market and produce/bulk bags. If you would like to enjoy coffee or tea, bring your own reusable mug.

The 411: Ambatalia owner Molly de Vries is giving sustainability-focused monthly tours of Good Earth Natural Foods in Tam Valley on the first Tuesday of each month, start on June 6 at 10am. 201 Flamingo Road. More info on June 6th tour and sign upMORE INFO ON AMBATALIA.

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