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organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

This is Part 2 of a two-part blog by Harvard College student Forrest Lewis (College '17). Read Part 1. When Taylor Swift wrote “Out of the Woods” as a tribute to the 2015 Harvard Forest Summer Program students, she probably wasn’t...

At Harvard, as part of our organic landscaping and maintenance program, staff are creating compost tea.

Living Lab: Rethinking Campus Operations

In this video we explore how staff work every day at Harvard to reduce the environmental footprint of campus operations.

Harvard Yard during the fall is quite a spectacular experience. The different ages and species of the trees scattered across Old Yard and Tercentenary Theater result in an almost impressionistic display of light and color. Tourists flock not only to...
I’ve heard a lot of puns, jokes, and quips since starting my research internship at the Harvard Forest last month. But I guess when your parents name you after a bohemian misspelling of a New England biome, you get what you deserve. So whether...