more about: sustainability

Salmon leather—the next frontier in luxury, and sustainability!

In Alaska alone, some 2 billion pounds of fish waste are dumped overboard or in a landfill each year. To those of us who care about sustainable fish catches, that’s a problem—and an opportunity, at least for entrepreneur Craig Kasberg.

The best organic fertilizer (it’s made from fish)

I caught up with Phil Lansing of Carpe Carpum—you’ll read about him in our August issue—to learn more about his Idaho-produced organic fish fertilizer made from invasive European carp in nearby freshwater rivers and lakes.

Oakland start-up sells ‘Imperfect’ produce to reduce waste

Most gardeners can attest that fruits and vegetables usually sprout with flaws. Knobby lemons, bumpy strawberries, and blemished potatoes have heavily stocked my gardens, and according to Oakland start-up, Imperfect, that is hardly an anomaly.

Gray Water Gets Stylish

Most Western gardeners these days strive for sustainability, incorporating eco-friendly elements like low-water plantings, permeable paving, composting systems, and furniture made from recycled lumber. But there’s a new eco must-have on the block: Grey water. Quick definition: Grey water diverts water from sinks, showers, or laundry to hydrate the garden. And while, at one point in time, this may have conjured […]