Turning waste materials into energy is a fantastic way to produce renewable power – but how does it really work? The good news is that the process has been in operation for tens of millions of years – naturally – a variety of bacteria take long-chain hydrocarbons, like sugars, fatty acids and amino acids and […]
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We thought we’d heard it all until we read these: Cheese brine being used in Wisconsin for snow and ice management? Tomato skins being explored as car parts?! Elizabeth Matsangou of The New Economy explores the intersection of food waste and a low-carbon economy.
Upstream Emphasis: Setting the Table for Food Waste Diversion With society’s strong appetite for addressing the issue of food waste, this article focuses on defining the players in urban organic waste streams, and the drivers that lead to organic waste policies and practices. It assumes that all upstream efforts have been made to follow the […]
Everyone always thinks of the springtime as the best time to work outside. While the spring boasts lengthening daylight hours and invigorating fresh breezes, the fall actually provides an ideal time to enhance the soil and provide excellent conditions that will carry over into the following year. These four simple tips mostly focus on the […]
It’s a good day for bioretention soil at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House. What’s going on in Baltimore? It’s pouring. It’s pouring beer – Guinness welcomed the community into its newly opened 62-acre, $90-million brewpub. It’s pouring people: 1,000 guests entered within the first hour of business. It’s pouring water: Baltimore gets […]
Summer is a delicious season. With melons, berries, and fruits dripping with juicy goodness, it’s easy to have sweets – natural sweets – on the counter. Alas! Those yummy fruits also beckon the little buggers known as fruit flies. If you would like to banish fruit flies – in any season – but do not want […]
Earlier this year Harvest Power sat down with Burp Reynolds, one of the anaerobic bacteria in our digester tanks in Orlando, Florida. The following is an excerpt of the transcript. So Burp, what does a typical day look like for you? My motto is to go with the flow. I mostly hang out at the 6th trophic level with the […]
Mothers (and fathers) around the world are known for saying, “Make your bed!” This time of year, we like to interpret that statement as a request to make a raised bed. Here’s an update on that topic with some support and inspiration.