"In the long term, economic sustainability depends on ecological sustainability."

— “America’s Living Oceans” (Pew Oceans Report, 2003)

Americans annually spend $5 billion on fertilizers for their lawns, according to the EPA. Yet, you can get fertilizer for free by composting leaves, grass clippings, vegetable scraps and other organic waste.

Healthy forests ensure healthy watersheds, and healthy watersheds provide many benefits to humans and wildlife, including the protection of water quality that is critical to public health, local economies, habitats and ecosystems.

 

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Saturday
Jul122014

Engineering Students Help Small Farm Spin Ahead

By ecoRI News staff

SHELTON, Conn. —  A group of recent graduates of Fairfield University’s School of Engineering has developed a device to help small farms. “SpinLeaf” — an electric-powered greens spinner — was designed and built by the young engineers to help Stone Gardens Farm clean and dry loose-leaf greens.<<Read more

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