In a new interview with Food & Wine, supermodel Gisele Bündchen talks about her love of chickens - and how her flock helps keep their kitchen waste to a minimum. 

"I have a beautiful garden in L.A. where I raise chickens," she says. "We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won't eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo."

Gisele's chicken coop. Photo credit:

Bündchen, 33, has long been a proponent of the sustainable lifestyle, drawing attention to environmental issues around the world and living by example. Despite a lifestyle that most of us could only dream of, Bündchen and her husband Tom Brady make efforts to incorporate or build green whenever possible.  The couple's $50M home in Los Angeles features solar and grey water systems, as well as a rainwater recovery system, advanced lighting controls, and an extensive garden that provides 90% of the food for the family. The home was also built using recovered stone, wood, and insulation - with 80% of the construction waste reused or recycled.

"After attending the Rainforest Alliance gala, I connected with their efforts to conserve the environment and help impoverished communities," she told Food & Wine. "I recently joined their board, so now I can participate more in their projects that I'm passionate about."

Bündchen also shared a recipe for a healthy aloe-lemonade that could double as your next cocktail. 

"I make an aloe-lemon drink that's pretty healthy, but you could add tequila," she says. "Juice three lemons, peel fresh aloe, add a teaspoon of coconut nectar and a gallon of water, and blend it."

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