Entries by Meredith Sorensen

Supplying Soil for Stormwater Management Success

When people think of stormwater management, they might immediately jump to thinking about the health of rivers and streams. But a key ingredient in improving water quality that many people often overlook is soil. Harvest routinely provides custom soils blended for bioretention and rain gardens. We were especially honored to provide the soil for three […]

Food Waste Management in NYC

The big apple has some big apple cores to manage. In a recent New York Times article, Emily S. Rueb explores how the city is planning to expand food waste recycling. Here are the top elements we noticed. Accessible visuals. While some characterized the cartoons as “Jabba the Hutt-esque and scary,” they show some fairly intricate processes […]

Make Your Bed!

Mothers (and fathers) around the world are known for saying, “Make your bed!” This time of year, especially in honor of Mother’s and Father’s Day, 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. First, for support, common questions […]

What’s the return on investment (ROI) for mulch?

It’s tax season. It’s also the time of year we refer to as “mulch madness.” These two seemingly unrelated events dovetail into some earthy calculations. The query: What’s the return on investment (ROI) for mulch? We know, inherently, that mulch is “good”: it reduces weeds, maintains soil temperatures, retains moisture, and enhances the soil. But what […]

The Soil-Health Connection

Have you noticed the increased awareness around the interlocking connections between soil, nature, and wellness?  We have.  While doctors don’t yet prescribe bags of soil or mulch – take two and call me in the morning! – communities are increasingly recognizing that nature provides boundless benefits.  Here are a few examples: SOIL HAS SURPRISING HEALING PROPERTIES: Healthy soil has […]

Purple is the New Green: How Harvest’s 30 Cubic Yard Roll Off Containers Help Landscapers Recycle Green Waste

Driving around the Washington-Baltimore Metro Area, you may see gigantic purple dumpsters. Here’s the scoop. What are these purple dumpsters? The purple beauties are 30-cubic-yard roll-off containers, also known as dumpsters or cans. Harvest manages approximately 40 containers through year-long lease agreements providing ‘switch-out service’ described below and one time ‘wait to load’ service for tight […]