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to feed the CleanWorld anaerobic digester (Sacramento’s first), which makes fuel from the methane gas released from the composting process. “It’s an alchemy of sorts,” Baker explains. Anyone can perform this alchemy in his or her own backyard with the help of Baker and GRAS. “We encourage home composting because you don’t have to transfer it anywhere and it’s very sustainable,” Bakey says. “But with urban composting, there are a lot of things to watch for: odor, insects, vermin. We try to be very specific and careful, as well as very particular about the neighbors. You need to cover it well with straw, leaf or other organic matter. You don’t want to bother anybody with the smell. It’s kind of like baking a cake without a recipe.” Thanks to GRAS, residents, restaurants and community groups can get in on the eco-friendly action— one compost pile at a time. For more information about Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento, visit grasacramento.org n


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