When you’re in DC for the SEGD Conference + Expo next June, be trusty to check out Founding Farmers settled at Pennsylvania Avenue and 20th Street. According to the CORE architecture + organisation website, “Founding Farmers was fashioned to the owner’s specifications – low energy output, renewable materials, in a fun, casual environment. A project of the North Dakota Farmer’s Union, Founding Farmers is fashioned to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards, making it the first restaurant in Washington, D.C. to attain such a rating.” Your devoted blogger, Ann, recommends the bottomless salad of 17 different vegetables. For more on the sustainability of the project, read the housing study in GreenSource. — S.N.