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...

Try Compost Tea!

April 14, 2012

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Most of us know that chemicals in soil can wreak havoc on our soil quality, watersheds and our bodies. But let’s be real – often the desire for perfect veggies and landscapes outweigh concerns. The good news is that an increasing body of research demonstrates how compost applications, such as compost tea, not only helps Read more...

Investors Show Their Love for Harvest Power

April 12, 2012

Big news here at Harvest: We just announced a $110 million Series C financing round! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our team: They are a great addition to our roster of leading investors. True North Venture Partners led the investment with American Refining and Biochemical, Inc. Existing investors, Read more...

Companion Planting: Let your garden work for you

April 5, 2012

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Let’s face it. We as a culture are busy, often overworked and pulled in too many directions. But on top of this, we are faced with the need to become more sustainable, waste less, produce more local food and keep pesticide and fertilizers to a minimum. Thankfully these two problems are not mutually exclusive and Read more...

Interested in using a small scale digester?

March 29, 2012

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We often get asked about small scale digesters. We heard about a workshop in April which will provide hands-on experience with a 600-gallon digester. Maitreya Ecovillage, in Eugene, Oregon, is hosting a two day biogas workshop April 14-15. Participants will utilize the community’s digester that converts the organic waste from their members into cooking fuel, fertilizer Read more...

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