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This blog is run by Solar Innovations, Inc.'s Greenhouse Experts. We love plants as much as you do. Please follow and allow us to help you in any way possible.

Posts tagged green building

Oct 19 '12
The chickens above are eating maggots that developed in our compost bin.  Unfortunately, the wrong food (probably meat) found it’s way into our compost, which resulted in the bugs being spawned. These maggots may be considered gross to humans but the chickens consider them a treat.

The chickens above are eating maggots that developed in our compost bin.  Unfortunately, the wrong food (probably meat) found it’s way into our compost, which resulted in the bugs being spawned. These maggots may be considered gross to humans but the chickens consider them a treat.

3 notes Tags: Chickens Compost farming gardening farm urban gardening urban farming garden green practices recyling green building chicken pets maggot

Oct 18 '12
This fresh compost was made from the employee’s lunch scraps that are collected in our cafeteria. It was recently added to the greenhouse’s raised bed where it will be used as fertilizer for flowers and watermelons.

This fresh compost was made from the employee’s lunch scraps that are collected in our cafeteria. It was recently added to the greenhouse’s raised bed where it will be used as fertilizer for flowers and watermelons.

3 notes Tags: composting greenhouse plants raised beds watermelons compost fertilizer green green practices green building LEED recyling recycle urban farming gardening gardening tips flowers

Sep 17 '12
Our tropical greenhouse features a pond that is home to a school of Koi fish. The fish help fertilize the plants growing in the pond water such as our banana tree, water hyacinths, canas, and ornamental garlic.

Our tropical greenhouse features a pond that is home to a school of Koi fish. The fish help fertilize the plants growing in the pond water such as our banana tree, water hyacinths, canas, and ornamental garlic.

6 notes Tags: bananna canas fish fish tank garden gardening garlic goldfish greenhouse growing hobby home pond koi plants pond water green green building zero energy self sustaining organic

May 7 '12

Solar Innovations, Inc’s products were recently featured in a video by NetRenos.com. Be sure to check out this great project, completed by Canadian design boutique UrbanEco. The home is designed to be extremely stylish while remaining eco-friendly.

NetRenos.com takes you on a tour of an eco-friendly custom home rebuild by Urbaneco, a boutique design firm, builder and member of NetRenos trusted professionals. Urbaneco used fellow NetRenos member JBG Flooring, who completed the tiling work in the master ensuite and around the home.

(Source: youtu.be)

Tags: Urbaneco NetRenos eco-friendly eco green home design interior design design ideas sustainable living folding doors doors green building green practices