Harvest Power Launches Organic Connections

Thought leadership series brings together the biggest names in organics management, renewable energy and soil revitalization

 WALTHAM, MASS, May 3, 2012Harvest Power, a leader in harnessing the maximum value from organic materials, has launched Organic Connections, a thought leadership series on managing organics. Produced by Harvest in collaboration with Nature of Business, Organic Connections is a series of video interviews with some of the most knowledgeable people in organics management.

Organic Connections serves as a fantastic springboard for leaders to have a fresh conversation around organics management,” said Paul Sellew, Harvest’s CEO. “We aim to inspire fundamental, permanent changes in the way North America thinks about the carbon, energy and nutrient values of its organic materials.”

The interview series showcases the interlocking connections between organics recycling, renewable energy, composting and soil revitalization. Guest experts interviewed for Organic Connections include Harvest’s Paul Sellew; Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland; Carol Browner, former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; David William House, author of The Complete Biogas Handbook; Ian Bowles, former secretary, energy and environmental affairs for the State of Massachusetts; Jeff Moyer, farm director for the Rodale Institute, an organization dedicated to organic farming research; Pat Ricchiuti, owner of P-R Farms in California; and Eliot Coleman, a Maine farmer and the author of The New Organic Grower.

“The best part of Organic Connections is the thought provoking information viewers learn about materials they interact with every day,” said Chrissy Coughlin, founder of Nature of Business. “The interviewees are extremely knowledgeable and their passion comes through in facts that range from intriguing to downright shocking.”

Interview videos will be posted on Harvest’s YouTube channel where a trailer for the series and the first interview with Harvest’s Paul Sellew are already available. Organic Connections videos will also be placed on the Nature of Business website  and GreenBiz.com over the coming months. The series kicks off with Jonathan Bloom mid-May.

About Harvest Power

Harvest harnesses the maximum value from organic materials through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year. The company operates facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast of the US, and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company was twice named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council, and received an SBANE 2011 New England Innovation Award.