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2010-12-01 07:25:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating procedures for the onsite processing of food scraps and other organic waste. "During our evaluation, the GaiaRecycle G-200H system met the performance expectations that...

2010-11-29 16:26:48

The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming. Two recent studies published by the Mathematics Research Institute at the University of Exeter highlight the risk that this 'compost bomb' instability could pose, and calculate the conditions under which it could occur. The same Exeter team is now exploring a possible link between the theories described in the studies and last summer's devastating peatland fires in...

2010-11-12 09:55:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Composting Council (USCC), the organizational group behind International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in the United States, is proud to announce a call for entries for its 2011 ICAW Poster Contest. The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2010 and is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as the 2011 ICAW...

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2010-11-02 09:03:19

By Jeff Harrison, University of Arizona A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of any pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. A newly published report from a University of Arizona research group says biosolids, properly treated, pose little if any health risk to the public. The study, "Pathogens in Biosolids: Are They Safe?," is online in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Ian L. Pepper, director of the NSF...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

OSHAWA, Ontario, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sancor Industries Ltd. (http://www.sancorindustries.com/), a leading manufacturer of composting toilets, has partnered with well known actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and his Living With Ed brand. Begley will help promote both the Envirolet® and Santerra Green composting toilet systems as an economical and environment-friendly alternative to traditional sanitation systems. Both Envirolet and Santerra Green systems have...

2010-09-13 08:06:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and launched a comprehensive pilot project with Wake Forest University to evaluate GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating procedures for processing and diverting onsite food scraps and other organic waste at the university's campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During the...

2010-08-17 15:30:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that its OnColor(TM) BIO and OnCap(TM) BIO masterbatches have been granted OK Compost certification by AIB Vincotte, marking the first time this has been awarded to a full range of colorants and additives. AIB Vincotte, an independent inspection organization, grants OK Compost certification after verifying that a...

2010-07-26 08:12:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the introduction of its newly designed website at http://www.gaiarecycle.com. Designed and built from the ground up, the GaiaRecycle new website features a dramatic appearance coupled with uniformity and an easy-to-navigate format ideal for learning about organic waste recycling solutions. Beginning with the http://www.gaiarecycle.com home...

2010-07-02 10:00:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process. The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable biogas by enhancing natural processes to convert food scraps and yard clippings into a viable fuel. That biogas can then be used as either...

2010-06-21 08:51:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle, LLC(TM), an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit at WASTECON from Aug. 15-17 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Located in WASTECON's "Organic Pavilion" booths #3378/3380, GaiaRecycle will showcase its organic waste recycling systems, ranging from 30kg to 100+ tons per day, to municipal solid waste industry professionals and other environmental...


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Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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