Going Green

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Pennswood Villiage has a three-acre gardening program that allows residents to drop off their produce in the kitchen for use on the facilities' menu...

The culmination of Mason City Schools' child nutrition department's farm-to-school project began with the purchase of grow bags and ended in the cafeteria...

Students at Misericordia University can become members of "Mom's Clean Plate Club" by showing their clean plate to an employee positioned at the disposal area...

Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...

Our dishwasher raises pigs, so the majority of the food waste goes to feeding them. A lot of residents worry about wasting food, so we reassure them.

We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.

We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.

In the process, the pulp becomes a sterile biomass suitable for compost or is tilled directly into the soil. It is picked up by our certified organic CSA.

The person who is wrapping up and labeling leftovers is required to tell the next-day staff at least one way the leftovers can be used.

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