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Green Night: Recycling Food Waste via Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion

December 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


In the United States, more than 40 percent of all food produced ends up being discarded. With seven FarmPowered anaerobic digesters in New England, Vanguard Renewables is the largest organics recycler in the Northeast. While waste reduction strategies can help minimize this waste, currently much of this inedible food is still sent to landfills or incinerators, but can be repurposed to produce carbon negative renewable natural gas. Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered anaerobic digesters, located on farms, provide the American farmer with a diversified income stream and low carbon fertilizer that host farms use to support regenerative agriculture practice.

Join Denise Barstow from Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA and Ryan Harb of Vanguard Renewables as he discusses the food waste problem, how anaerobic digesters work, the Vanguard process including our new depackaging facility in Agawam, Mass., and how companies, institutions, and municipalities can get involved.

This virtual event is Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm. Zoom link is here.

The Western Mass Green Consortium (WMGC) believes the development of a just and sustainable economy requires the participation of community members from all sectors and income levels WMGCs mission is to support sustainable living and sustainable building in Western Massachusetts through:
1.  Regular Public Networking Events
2.  Improved Cross-sector Collaboration
3.  Educational and Participant-led Workshops
4.  Support for Select Mission-driven Projects


December 9, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Western Massachusetts Green Consortium
Vanguard Renewable Energy
Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm is owned and operated by sixth and seventh generation Barstow’s. Nestled at the base of Skinner State Park and right alongside the Connecticut River, the dairy farm has been a part of the landscape since 1806.

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers homemade baked goods and pies, lunch from local ingredients, farm fresh produce, farm raised beef, ice cream, and scenic views of protected farmland from the porch and dining room. This family friendly store is open daily year round. Come meet your neighborhood dairy farmer!

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