Author and Farmer Eliot Coleman Helps Organic Connections Series Finish on a High Note

June 19, 2012

It’s a bittersweet episode of Organic Connections this week as this round of Harvest’s thought leadership series comes to a close with a fantastic conversation with Eliot Coleman. Eliot is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook. He has written extensively on the subject of organic agriculture Read more...

Organic Connections Goes To the Farm with Pat Ricchiuti

June 12, 2012

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Harvest’s thought leadership series on managing organic materials is back this week with Pat Ricchiuti, owner of P-R Farms. Pat is a fourth generation farmer in California. When it comes to growing oranges, almonds, stone fruit, olives and more, Pat is well aware of the direct link between the health of his soil and the production of Read more...

The Road to Zero Waste: SSO Superheroes in Austin

June 7, 2012

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Austin, Texas wants to get to Zero Waste by 2040 – and reaching that goal requires the city to divert ALL organic waste from landfills, says Austin Resource Recovery Planner Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez. Organic materials comprise “up to 40% of residential trash cans,” according to Ochoa Gonzalez, so the city must fully devote itself to Read more...

New Organic Connections video with the Rodale Institute’s Jeff Moyer

June 5, 2012

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In our latest Organic Connections thought leadership video, Jeff Moyer, the Farm Director of the Rodale Institute, talks about improving the health of the soil. It’s all connected: healthy soil, nutritious food and healthy communities. Organic crops are popular even with young kids! He loves showing 12-year-olds how they have the power to change wheat Read more...

Samples of Sustainability Around the World

May 31, 2012

We recently came across an article by Ashley Halligan titled “Four Sustainability Projects You’ve Never Heard Of.”  Strap on a virtual seat belt made from recycled materials and journey to: Songdo, South Korea – showcasing an “aerotropolis” and a 100-acre Central Park, Medellin, Colombia – building an innovative escalator that connects low income with higher Read more...

This Week on Organic Connections: Ian Bowles

May 29, 2012

Harvest’s “Organic Connections” thought leadership video series continues this week with Ian Bowles, the former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts. Ian is an American environmentalist, politician and political aide. From 1999 to 2001, Bowles was the Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He then served as Governor Deval Patrick’s Secretary of Energy Read more...

Harvest’s Launches First Three “Organic Connections” Videos

May 22, 2012

Three weeks ago, Harvest launched its thought leadership video series titled, “Organic Connections.” Viewers have tuned in to see fresh perspectives on North America’s shifting relationship with organic materials. From apple cores to compost, pizza crusts to power, and farms to forks, this series connects ideas and knowledge from experts in a variety of interlocking Read more...

A Busy Week of Events for Harvest

May 18, 2012

Phew! It has been an action-packed week as Harvest participated in events and speaking engagements from coast to coast. Here are some of the highlights: Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13 Harvest donated soil and hosted a booth at EPIC in Vancouver BC. Kids had fun planting chard, parsley and green onions in the Kids’ Gardening Read more...

Harvest Power at White House Champions of Change

April 26, 2012

Harvest Power was at the White House last Thursday as a candidate for the Champions of Change for Innovations in Renewable Energy: an awards event sponsored by the Council on Environmental Quality. Wayne Davis from Harvest was on hand to applaud the top nine Champions announced by the White House as several deserving winners were Read more...

BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012 happening this week!

April 17, 2012

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Waste management leaders are getting inspired with new ideas, new projects and new strategies this week at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012 in Portland, Oregon. This event is must -see for anyone around the Portland area who cares about processing organic residuals and is working to transform organics in the waste stream Read more...

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