As Seen on TV

March 8, 2012

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Grab some popcorn and check out our newest release on YouTube: a feature on Harvest Power by Terry Bradshaw’s Business Day TV! You may recall back in May 2011 when we told you the City of Vancouver is making valiant strides to be the Greenest City by 2020. The other municipalities are also on board Read more...

Biogas Is High-Profile at the Canadian Farm and Food Conference

March 5, 2012

Organics awareness is on the rise in North America! We’ve seen passionate folks take action to get restaurants, farms and even entire cities to use organic materials as a resource, keeping them out of landfills. This week’s Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference and Exhibition in London, Ontario, is a fine example of the rising Read more...

It’s Mulch Madness!

March 1, 2012

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Basketball? We thought March was all about highlighting the all-star qualities of mulch – you know, the materials used to cover the soil, reduce weeds, retain moisture, and add a finished look to your landscape. Mulch is one of the best team players in the garden! To celebrate, we’ve gathered some factoids about mulch’s benefits Read more...

Digging into the Harvest Landscape Calculator iPhone App

February 23, 2012

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Did you know that Harvest developed a Landscape Calculator iPhone app to help calculate how much mulch, compost, soil or stone you will need for your next landscaping project? And it is free! To use it, simply enter the depth on the handy slider rule, add in the area of the project and poof! It Read more...

“Throw in the Know” – Four Tips for Savvy Sorting

February 16, 2012

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At Harvest Power, we talk a lot about Source Separated Organics, Zero Waste programs, and putting organic materials to their highest and best use. The beauty of these programs are that the power to make a difference lies in our hands: By sorting our waste efficiently – food scraps, yard trimmings, recycling, and landfill-bound materials Read more...

Flatbread Pizza: Renewal Through Compost

February 16, 2012

According to its website, Flatbread Pizza’s mission is “providing both guests and employees a place to ‘renew their spirit.’” But spirits aren’t the only thing this delicious pizza company wants to influence: Flatbread also does its part to renew the environment. The company is a pioneer in the local, organic restaurant scene: Flatbread understands the Read more...

The Super Bowl Gets Environmental with 1st and Green

February 9, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI produced plenty of smiles in New York and a lot of long faces in New England, but nearly everyone gave the host city of Indianapolis glowing reviews. The people were friendly, fans could walk to every Super Bowl-related venue (the stadium is located downtown) and the city went all-out to make the Read more...

It’s Almost Spring! What’s in Season in Your Region?

February 9, 2012

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We see hints of spring budding around every corner. The days are getting longer and bulbs are beginning to poke their heads up. Lots of gardeners are starting to pore over seed catalogues, envisioning a season of bounty in the garden. Loca-vores are ready to start munching local treats. While we know seasons and crops vary Read more...

BC Bioenergy Invests $1.5 Million in Harvest’s Fraser Richmond

February 3, 2012

Great news! Today the BC Bioenergy Network announced a big chunk of funding for Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre, a Harvest company located in Richmond, British Columbia. The $1.5 million investment will be used to build a commercial-scale high solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) plant and mobile HSAD testing unit. Both facilities will make up part Read more...

Compost is A Fantastic Tool For Managing Stormwater Run-off

February 2, 2012

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We explored stormwater a while ago on our blog by answering the question: “What in the heck does compost have to do with stormwater management?” We wanted to revisit this important topic. Let’s face it, watershed quality, environmental concerns, and construction project costs are all increasing signficantly, and stormwater requirements are becoming more and more common, even Read more...

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