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Garden: Surf & Garden Hotel

The Surf & Garden Hotel has diverse gardens within and around the parking lot.

The kinds of plants include:

  • aloe
  • alyssum
  • azalea
  • banksia
  • callianthe
  • camellia
  • cherry-plum
  • daisies
  • fuchsia
  • mint
  • ninebark
  • peruvian lily
  • rose
  • shrubby groundwell
  • sweet pea shrub
  • swordfern
  • valerian
  • wisteria
  • …much more

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.

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EBMUD Water Treatment Plant

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.

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Lexie’s Travel Vlog

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Bernard Ranch

Bernard Ranch is a pesticide-free citrus orchard.

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Synagro

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.

List of cities that outsource waste to this Synagro facility**

  • Alameda1
  • Albany1
  • Antioch1
  • Berkeley1
  • Brentwood1
  • Concord1
  • Danville1
  • El Cerrito1
  • Fresno
  • Gilroy
  • Ingenium
  • Lafayette1
  • Madera
  • Martinez1
  • Moraga1
  • Mountain House
  • Oakland1
  • Orinda1
  • Palo Alto1
  • Pleasant Hill1
  • Pleasanton1
  • Richmond1
  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco Airport-Bio
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro1
  • Walnut Creek1

1Part of EBMUD region

Visit the Synagro website**

Synagro products include:

List of crops that Synagro promotes fertilizing with their products

Compost
  • Alfalfa
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Wheat
Pellets
  • Citrus
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Fruits
  • Rice
  • Soybeans
  • Vegetables
  • Wheat

*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.

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Eva’s Travel Vlog

More about some of the destinations that Eva featured:

Umayyad Mosque

Al-hamidiyah Souq (formerly Temple of Jupiter)

Al-Nawfara Cafe

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Eva’s Travel Vlog

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Pasona HQ: Office Growspace

At Pasona HQ, employees get free all-you-can-eat vegetables grown in the office.

 

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Willard Park: Water

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People’s Park: Garden