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Falcon Ridge Farm Announces New Expansions for 2016 Growing Season

Ray Gilmer with a beautiful head of broccoli. (PRNewsFoto/Falcon Ridge Farm)High Tunnel Farming Allows for Full Year Growing Season

Fruits and vegetables have never been easier to find locally; Falcon Ridge Farm's recent greenhouse expansion uses new growing methods to provide a bountiful harvest year round. High tunnel greenhouses are designed to allow for easier modulation of interior temperatures and protection from the elements while still growing the plants in the farm's fertile soil. This method can provide a full year harvest season, something that is very uncommon in Tennessee.

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City of Franklin, Tennessee HRWA Reach Settlement Agreement over Harpeth River Lawsuit

 

The City of Franklin, Tennessee and the conservation organization, Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA), have resolved their differences regarding the City’s operation of its Water Reclamation Facility, ending a 2014 federal Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by HRWA in which HRWA has been represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The parties are moving forward and are participating in a comprehensive study focusing on the entire the Harpeth River watershed, the first such study in the State of Tennessee. This study, led by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), will involve other stakeholders associated with the Harpeth River and will assess the health of and the risks to the Harpeth River and its tributaries. The study will document and establish a plan to ensure activities and priorities in the Harpeth River watershed are accounted for so the river will meet water quality standards.

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How Art Revitalized This Struggling Tennessee City

How Art Revitalized This Struggling Tennessee City Read more at http://housely.com/art-revitalized-struggling-tennessee-city/#LA6uFZh82eYWA9Rq.99

In the relatively sleepy town of Chattanooga, in Tennessee, you’ll find an old AT&T building. For a great many years, the building sat unused and abandoned. It had a lot in common with its hometown; a place that was once vibrant and alive, but had since fallen on hard times. This is not an unusual story, particularly for smaller American towns. While the big cities are so bustling and busy that they barely find the time for sleep, some neighborhoods have been living a permanent twilight zone of deterioration and neglect.

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UT Student Startup Turning Heads by Utilizing Biofuel Waste for Good

A zero-waste manufacturing process has long been a dream for industries, especially in areas where businesses believe their byproducts hold great potential.

In the production of biofuels the primary waste product is known as lignin—a pulpy, fibrous mass remaining after plants are processed. It can utilize as much as 70 percent of the material created by biofuel refining, so any advancement in finding a use for it holds obvious monetary and environmental potential.

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DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies

DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a major expansion of its distinctive online crowd sourcing community for building technologies. Seeking to draw on the creativity and technical expertise of the American public, citizens can now submit their ideas to six open calls for innovation, with the chance to partner with a DOE national laboratory and a leading private sector partner.

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