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Bruce Fulford - Compost for a City

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Bruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil

The linkages between urban farms, conservation foundations, and municipalities can all reinforce the power of urban agriculture. Bruce Fulford describes creating agricultural land in an urban setting.

Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming conference at Harvard University on May 3, 2015, organized by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.

www.bio4climate.org

Published in: Environment
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Bruce Fulford - Compost for a City

  1. 1. Our hotter and more urbanized planet
  2. 2. Feeds the soil A well-cooked meal Feeds the soil
  3. 3. New Alchemy Institute compost greenhouse 1985
  4. 4. Seeded compost blanket Dress well for rain and drought
  5. 5. abundant landscape organics City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011
  6. 6. City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011 EPA, USDA, MDEP and Mass Audubon partnerships with local community and New Boston Development
  7. 7. Composting animal manure, yard waste and food waste Propane-powered 80 hp turner straddles ½ mile long windrow Franklin Park Zoo 1999
  8. 8. ReVision Urban Farm – Dorchester MA 2001 • 1/2 acre urban farm • 900 cu yd of compost/ blended topsoil • On-site A-SP and enclosed composting • leaves, fish, manures City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011
  9. 9. The Food Project - Roxbury MA 1200 cu yd of manufactured topsoil 1 acre urban farm Compost-amended growing beds for greenhouse crops City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011
  10. 10. City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011
  11. 11. Enclosed composting/biogas facility Germany, 2010 City Soil & Greenhouse Co. © 2011

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