Digester project near Tulare would turn organic waste into renewable transportation fuel

From The Bakersfield Californian: BY JOHN COX The Bakersfield Californian jcox@bakersfield.com Food processors, dairies and others in Kern County may soon have a new place to send their organic waste -- and with it, a new source of renewable, compressed natural gas. This month, two state agencies awarded grants totaling $8 million to help fund … Continue reading Digester project near Tulare would turn organic waste into renewable transportation fuel

These Green Roofs Are More Than Just A Garden, They’re Also A Power Plant

Green roofs produce food, cool buildings, and add a dash of color to the skyline. In the future, could they also generate electricity? That's the vision of Marjolein Helder and her Dutch startup Plant-e. Helder has developed a modular system that generates power from submerged plant roots. Eventually, it could power whole households, she says. … Continue reading These Green Roofs Are More Than Just A Garden, They’re Also A Power Plant

13 October 2014

The Biochar Edition. Why the decline in golf is great for the environment. Click here Biochar works 'magic' in the soil almost immediately. Click here Fuel and biochar from the one renewable source. Click here A green space integrating energy, food and sustainability. Click here Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source. Click here Biochar improves … Continue reading 13 October 2014

18 August 2014

Gardening A follow up on the soil testing piece last week. Click here Don't forget the flowers. Click here Farming An old farm restored to organic methods. Click here Finding the middle ground on GMOs? Is it even possible? Click here Integrating organic farms into new developments, from Trinidad. Click here Crop survival in a … Continue reading 18 August 2014

13 August 2014

Farming Canada's Harper government boosts organic farming sector. Click here Eco-friendly agriculture takes root in Spain. Click here Vineyards growing in Bangladesh. Click here Rooftop farming? Good for body, soul and your wallet. Click here The benefits of rotational grazing. Click here The UK "Red Tractor" scheme offers consumers confidence. Click here 88 pig manure … Continue reading 13 August 2014

1 August 2014

Gardening Compost tea, a wonder liquid fertiliser. Click here Hospital sets up teaching garden! Click here Propagating lavender. Click here Farming Woman swaps art career for organic oyster farming. Click here Philippine teachers trained in organic farming. Click here One Rwandan mans journey from subsistence to model farmer. Click here Alternative Energy The home grown … Continue reading 1 August 2014

19 July 2014

Gardening Organic options for diseased plants. Click here Rebecca's organic garden. Click here Having made your compost, what to do with it? Click here 10 gardening myths. Click here Kaolin clay for pest control. Click here Seaweed benefits more than the soil. Click here Farming Brave, mad or both? Setting up a vineyard in France. … Continue reading 19 July 2014