Gathering firewood to cook is a detriment to the environment, children’s education, and family economy across the Global South. A solution is solar ovens that cook a variety of foods, reducing smoke inhalation, the need to buy cooking fuel, time required for firewood collection, and deforestation. 10,000 ovens are in use in the Dominican Republic and Sierra Leone. This August in Lincoln Square you can see one in use and taste its production.
Look for the Berry UMC table at the Thursday evening Farmers Market on August 8 to see the solar oven.