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September 28, 2009

The Grass Is Greener at Harvard

Harvard University has converted 25 acres of grass to organic gardening methods. They are using fungi, bacteria, microbes and roots, which are now fed with compost and compost tea rather than pesticides and synthetic nitrogen.

It began as a one-acre pilot project in Harvard Yard that has spread to organic practices throughout 25 acres on the campus. The results have been so favorable, that they expect to be fully organic on the 80 acres at Harvard within two years.

Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2016.

To read the full fascinating article, go to http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/garden/24garden.html.

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