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Holy Shit! Can Manure Management Save Us?

“Holy Shit!” is damned right. Here’s a book about just that — manure. Precious, plentiful, misunderstood manure. Cow manure, horse poop, human feces, dog shit, you name it, Gene Logsdon writes about it. In this recent book (affiliate link) from good ol’ contrary farmer Gene Logsdon, the wonder and mystery and amazing fertilizing power of […]

January 18th

Followup to “An Inconvenient Truth about Composting”

[social_buttons] My earlier blog about greenhouse gas emissions from composting generated a lot of good discussion so I am writing to respond. Yes, composting is certainly better than some outcomes like food scraps going into a garbage dump which does not do anything to capture the methane Yes, an anaerobic digester would be a very […]

July 28th

An “Inconvenient Truth” about Composting

Composting is a really green thing to do, right? I’ve always thought so since my Grandfather taught me to do it in the early sixties. Large-scale composting is getting to be quite the rage. The City of San Francisco attracted a great deal of attention with it’s mandatory food scrap recycling program and lots of local […]

July 27th

City to Pipe Biogas from Farms to Power Recycling Plant

After years of debate and planning, the St. Paul, MN city council has voted unanimously to move forward with a unique plan to produce biogas from manure and ethanol waste in rural farms and pump it miles to power an enormous paper recycling plant. The energy-efficiency of recycling paper is not the best, so this […]

November 20th

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post Here’s a peek at pork. It’s lunchtime, baby. Panda Garden. Porky goodness. Mooshu style. The “other white meat” in your takeout container falls behind beef […]

September 4th