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HazMat Magazine features “From Brownfields to Beauty”

09.29.16 | In the News

This HazMat Magazine article highlights our brownfield remediation work in Muskegon, MI and our recent video that describes how using poplar trees remediates soil.


Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compost

09.29.16 | In the News

This story from Lansing-based Fox28¬†highlights the launch of a food scraps pilot program that Delta is leading in partnership with the city’s Live Green Lansing initiative and Hammond Farms. The program is funded by the Michigan Department f Environmental Quality.


Lansing Officials Announce ‘Scraps to Soil’ program for local restaurants

09.29.16 | In the News

This article from the Lansing State Journal highlights the launch of a food scraps pilot program that Delta is leading in partnership with the city’s Live Green Lansing initiative and Hammond Farms. The program is funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


September Update from Delta Institute

09.26.16 | Announcements

In September’s Update, we introduce Ryan Smith from Delta, and released our latest video that explains how we’ve transformed 11 acres of vacant brownfields into urban forests – with trees that are cleaning the soil as they grow. Read more.


From Brownfield to Beauty

09.22.16 | Announcements

How do we use trees to clean up soil? With funding from the U.S. Forest Service, we made a video that shows you how we’ve transformed 11 acres of vacant brownfields in Muskegon, MI into urban tree farms using fast-growing poplar trees that clean up soil while providing a host of other benefits. In 2012, Delta Institute began working in…More


Delta Institute Partnership with Iroquois Valley Farms Awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant

09.21.16 | Announcements

On September 8, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded Iroquois Valley Farms a three-year Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) of $944,715 to support its partnership with Delta Institute to develop and launch an innovative investment vehicle for soil restoration efforts. This project will provide critical support to farmers during their multi-year transition period from conventional to USDA certified organic production, and…More