The Surf & Garden Hotel has diverse gardens within and around the parking lot.
The kinds of plants include:
The Central Garden is where smokers are allowed to smoke. At the time of this writing, it appeared to have a low population of insects, considering the diversity of plants.
The EBMUD water treatment plant processes the wastewater of the entire East Bay Area.
According to an EBMUD employee, every day 9 trucks transport human manure from this facility to the Central Valley Compost Facility.
Bernard Ranch is a pesticide-free citrus orchard.
The Synagro Central Valley Compost Facility processes municipal sewage (AKA biowaste solids, human feces) and greenwaste into compost, concentrates, and fertilizers to sell to nearby farms. According to their website, they process 99,999 tons* of material annually.
1Part of EBMUD region
Synagro products include:
*This number may be an artifact of limits in their software.
**This site does not list East Bay Area locations, though according to Synagro’s Facebook Page and the EBMUD website this is the facility that handles their biowaste solids.
At Pasona HQ, employees get free all-you-can-eat vegetables grown in the office.