Free workshops on preparing environmentally-friendly meals are being held in Truro next month.

The workshops will show people how to make vegetarian dishes, buy local and how to make the most of leftovers.

Organised by the Cornwall Food Foundation, each event will include a talk from speakers on how people can make a difference to the environment through their diet.

The first is on Monday, September 2 with a workshop on homemade yoghurt, infused water recipes and a talk from Matthew Thomson, CEO of Cornwall Food Foundation and Managing Director of Fifteen Cornwall.

On Monday September 9 people can learn how to make the ultimate green super-food soup, packed with nutritious barley and oats. They will also be able to hear from Rachel Bice, Head of Environmental Growth and Partnerships at Cornwall Council, and the couple behind Incredible Bulk – Cornwall's zero-waste mobile shop.

The events will be rounded off by a workshop on Monday September 16 where the team from Cornwall Food Foundation will be demonstrating how to make a range of delicious fermented pickles, krauts and condiments. The father and daughter duo from The Beach Guardian will also be there to talk about their work in communities across Cornwall to rid beaches and rivers of plastic pollution.

Each workshop runs from 12pm to 2pm and is completely free.

To book a place, visit: The workshops are part of the Cool Food campaign, which encourages people to make small changes to their shopping and eating habits in order to cut carbon emissions and help the planet.

The Cool Food campaign aims to help at least 1,300 households in the UK and France to make a 20 per cent reduction in their carbon emissions over the course of two years. This could save a massive 153 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is the amount of carbon it would take to drive to the moon and back.

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