Carla’s passion for re-connecting with our food, building community, and preventing waste finally intersected through starting a grassroots organization called Alternate Root. They offer affordable workshops that teach food skills, including anything from preservation to cooking simple fresh meals; all with a strong focus on how to use up what you already have in your fridge.
Carla most recently worked for The City of Calgary. Her work there was focused on waste and recycling education and exploring opportunities to prevent food waste. She collaborated with other local food waste champs to co-organize Calgary’s first Feeding the 5000. The event successfully fed 5000 people utilizing surplus food and ‘ugly’ produce that may have otherwise been destined for the landfill.
She believes in the magic of bringing people together to connect through the platform of food and in the power of reclaiming how each of us consume.