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“Do not take a path, instead go where none exists and leave a trail” Ralph Waldo Emerson

PittMoss Development Company is awaiting our final piece of equipment, which we hope will be installed this Friday, about a month behind schedule. There was a back order on a part and so we were forced to delay our plans … Continue reading

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Will a “Net Carbon Pollution” redline finally offer global #peatlands some respect and protection?

Listening to President Obama speak about climate change Tuesday I was encouraged to hear him bring up the concept of “net carbon pollution” in regard to evaluating the fate of the Keystone Pipeline. I’m neither for nor against that project … Continue reading

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How doggedness, tenacity and perseverance are building a business established to save #peatlands (& make money, of course)

A tiny, cream colored, Shiba Inu and her prized chew toys were brought in to my home recently by a couple that fostered the dog for a few weeks. The original owners gave her a year and a half long … Continue reading

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If the elevator pitch is going the way of the carnival barker, then step right up and pass me a straw hat and megaphone!

The PittMoss™ Team attended an Elevator Pitch competition at the urging of our friends at the Idea Foundry of Pittsburgh. They told us about the competition and we submitted a hastily prepared application before the scheduled deadline that very afternoon. … Continue reading

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Carbon Levels & No Faking Concern for the Planet’s #Peatlands

Carbon dioxide in our planet’s atmosphere just hit 400 parts per million for the first time in human evolution. Many climate experts are pointing fingers at the consumption of gas, oil and coal as the main culprit behind the rebounding … Continue reading

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Lost in translation: A green-washing guide to words like Renewable, Sustainable, Ecological, Environmental, Organic, or All-Natural

After I posted “Why Are We Draining Wetlands and Destroying Peat Bogs to Fill Flower Pots?” it received many supportive comments in various forums. A few prospective customers even sent me their contact information. One commenter, obviously supportive of the … Continue reading

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Shop local: 68 cents of every dollar spent at locally owned Garden Centers stays in the community*

We were out at Johnston’s Greenhouses yesterday, under cloudless blue skies and temperatures in the seventies, to prepare for the delivery of some new production equipment. I have to say being back at a greenhouse, on a beautiful spring day, … Continue reading

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