Restaurant 2 Garden

We close the loop by transforming local restaurant food waste into nutritious fertilizer to grow culturally-appropriate food.


Restaurant 2 Garden is the first step to decentralizing food waste management and propelling hyperlocal community composting that brings waste management actions closer to home which would otherwise be “out of sight, out of mind”.

Our project is the solution to safe, reliable, and clean composting of local restaurant food waste in the Chinatown International District’s historic Nihonmachi. By taking food scraps from two local businesses – Itsumono and Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House – and composting using safe and pest-free technologies in the Danny Woo Community Garden, this pilot project intends to support local businesses, “close the loop”, and provide high quality fertilizer for the gardeners of the Danny Woo Community Garden.

In the coming year, we wish to scale up by expanding our project site, and increase restaurants and gardeners served.

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