Caterer Wants Trash Turned Into Art

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Ari Derfel, a Berkeley caterer, saved every piece of garbage he generated in 2007. It was a way to show how much garbage he creates — as it turns out: a whopping 96 cubic feet. Now he'd like to see a sculptor turn his trash into art.


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

"A Year in Provence" spawned an entire industry of yearlong experiences. We talked recently about some of the better known books. And this past year, a caterer in Berkeley immersed himself in trash, figuratively speaking. Ari Derfel saved every piece of garbage he generated in 2007 to illustrate how much garbage he creates - 96 cubic feet. He's not writing a book, but he does hope a sculptor will turn his trash into art.


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