The Perennial, a new restaurant in San Francisco, claims to be “the most environmental ever.”
Kitchen scraps, for example, are sent to an aquaponic greenhouse across the bay in Oakland, where worms compost the food waste. The worms are then turned into fish food, and the fish help fertilize a crop of greens that are sent back to the restaurant.
Paper menus are printed with ink that can be safely eaten by worms, so when the menus wear out, they’re also sent to the compost bin.
The meat they’ve chosen, from a local farm called Stemple Creek Ranch, is raised using “carbon farming”: when cattle graze on rangeland treated with compost, the process helps grow perennial grasses that can store carbon in their roots.
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