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Cold Weather Composting

Thermophilic microbes living in a hot compost pile thrive at temperatures in the realm of 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. These hot temperatures produce the highest diversity of microbes and are the most productive at composting. However, cold weather can threaten …

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Best Ways To Maintain Moisture In Compost Piles

In hot and dry weather climates, water is a critical ingredient for effective composting. The expression “water is life” certainly applies to microbial life as well.  Without adequate moisture, compost microbes cannot survive. An overly dry compost pile will experience …

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What Makes Cannabis Composting Unique?

The rapid legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use in the U.S. raises questions about how to aerobically compost this waste effectively.  To understand this process we should first look at what makes composting this plant so unique. Cannabis …

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Earth Flow Composts Biodegradable Plastics in 3 Weeks

In 2014, Green Mountain Technologies conducted a collaborative research project with Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and World Centric, a manufacturer of compostable serviceware, to test the compostability of World Centric serviceware items in an Earth Flow composting system installed …

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GMT and NYC Composting Go Way Back

Green Mountain Technologies (GMT) has a long history of supporting composting efforts in New York City. Prior to starting GMT, founder and CEO Michael Bryan-Brown worked for several years as a consultant in NYC, supporting the City’s efforts to compost …

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Which is Better; Pipe At Grade or Sparger Aeration Floors?

Check out Orion Black-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies mechanical engineers’ latest presentation at Virtual Compost 2021! In this video presentation, Orion explores the aeration design of an Oregon-based aerated static pile (ASP) composting facility, specifically seeking to answer the question: Which is better; pipe at …

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Greenacres Commissions their New Earth Flow Composting System

Greenacres Foundation is an educational non-profit and biodynamic farm located on nearly 600 acres north of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The mission of the Greenacres Foundation is to encourage conservation and appreciation of nature by providing the public, particularly children, with opportunities …

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Low Cost Equestrian

Full Sail Farm is an equestrian facility nestled in Salinas River valley in California that boards 8-18 horses during the year. Karl Gage, owner and operator, manages between 1,800 and 2,700 pounds of horse manure per week. The previous owner …