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      August 29, 2020

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      Oxnard, California

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      Let's Get Cooking for Change Forum

      "Eat Less Water" author Florencia Ramirez will lead a cook-along Community Forum via Zoom on Saturday, August 29, when she will share her ideas on how the solution to worldwide water shortages is in our kitchens.

      The 10 a.m. family event for all ages will include a children's story, tortilla cook-along, compost tea party video and the author's explanation of the water footprint of different foods. Ramirez, who holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago, says in her book that the choices consumers make at the supermarket can make a huge difference in conserving supplies of clean water and protecting the environment.

      The author points to predictions by experts that two-thirds of the people living on the planet in 2030 will experience water scarcity, and she notes that seven out of every 10 gallons of water is used for food production. Ramirez, who lives with her family in Oxnard, traveled around the country to meet with organic, soil-regenerative farmers who explained how many gallons of water it takes to grow different foods and how soil-enriching farming methods conserve water supplies. Her book guides consumers in selecting organic, sustainably grown grains, vegetables and fruit and it is filled with recipes on how to cook with them.

      Those who register for the free event, organized by Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum, will receive a Zoom link and a list of ingredients for the tortilla cook-along. Families are invited to take their laptops into the kitchen and work along with Ramirez during the cooking part of the program. At her compost tea party, the author talks about building soil that sequesters carbon and holds water.

      "We are connected to the world's water with each meal," Ramirez said in an interview with blogger Mona Alvarado Frazier. To be part of the solution to global water shortages Ramirez said, "we must begin with our food choices, supporting farming methods that save water."

      The public is invited to register for a link to the event at For information, contact Randall Edwards through the church office at (805) 498-9548 or visit the Community Forum website.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Kids & Family | Food & Wine

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