Poop Train

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by

Thirty years ago, the treated remnants of a city’s sewage—known as “biosolids” to those in the industry—usually went into the ocean. But in 1988, the government realized this wasn’t the best idea and gave municipalities three years to figure out where else their sludge could go. In addition to finding a new place to put it, the EPA […]

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Composting Leaves: Keeping Yard Waste From Landfills

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by

Leaves –high in carbon and trace elements — are a great ingredient to add to any composting effort. And turning them into leaf mold yields a different valuable amendment, full of the living microbes that keep soils healthy. But care must be taken when composting leaves. Leaves are mostly carbon. To make finished, well-balanced compost […]

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This HORSE converts food waste into fertilizer and energy

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by

In this case, the HORSE is a ‘living’ machine, not an animal, and has the potential to reinvent the food cycle. We have a huge food waste problem, not only in the US, but all over the globe, and while the issue really needs to be addressed on the upstream side, we also need viable […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Solves Food Waste Challenges

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by

Food waste in America continues to gain attention due to resurfacing information from the National Resources Defense Council. Their 2012 study determined that while eighty percent of freshwater used in the US goes towards growing food, only sixty percent of that food is eaten. The other forty? That ends up in landfills where it decomposes […]

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The Organic Stream

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by

Thanks to The Organic Stream for partnering with us and helping to spread compost awareness!  The Organic Stream is an online platform for all things organic and recycling.    http://www.organicstream.org/learning-center/   Everyone should be aware of the tremendous opportunity that recycling organic material – that we commonly call “waste” – represents. Today, the processes behind collecting organics […]

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7 Reason Healthy Soil Is Vital to Human Life on Earth

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 by

Most of us know that: no soil, no sustenance. Famines are driven by soil degradation, as poor farming practices lead to soil loss through erosion and leaching of nutrients from the soil. Anyone who has done even a little gardening recognizes how the quality of the soil can change the outcome of the […]

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Restaurants give back to the land through ReSoil Sacramento

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by

It’s farm to fork to farm. That describes the loop that is near and dear to Sacramentan David Baker, co-founder of ReSoil Sacramento, a local effort to use bikes to pick up food scraps at area restaurants and deliver them to local farms and gardens. Baker and ReSoil program director Scott Thompson have designed […]

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A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 by

A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and the world into a weapon against […]

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We Can Reverse Climate Change by the Way We Grow Food

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by

Yesterday the White House and USDA hosted a meeting with food, agriculture and data industry officials in an attempt to encourage innovation to stem the effects of climate change on agriculture and food production Beyond “stemming” the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food […]

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Composting Key to Soil Health and Climate Protection, According to Two New Reports

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by

Washington, DC — Composting reduces waste and builds healthy soil to support local food production and protect against the impacts of extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall. That’s the message of two new reports from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): State of […]

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