The Perennial is a San Francisco restaurant that champions progressive farming and eco-friendly dining. While many restaurants have explored the concept of farm-to-table dining, The Perennial has designed a way to make restaurants even more sustainable.
The urban eatery is designed to mediate the effects of climate change by making a positive agricultural impact. One of the ways that The Perennial champions this type of progressive farming is through aquaponics. The restaurant operates a greenhouse that turns leftover food scraps from the restaurant into fish food. The fish food scraps are converted into ammonia-rich waste which helps to fertilize more food for the restaurant. The effect is a closed-loop system that helps make urban dining more sustainable.
While many restaurants have devised ways of putting food waste to good use, The Perennial take the process of recycling one step further.