Midtown restaurant is currently growing Tuscan kale, broccoli rabe and Southern giant curly mustard in the new beds to use in dishes found on its seasonally inspired menu.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Midtown's Ecco has been on the forefront of conservation efforts in the restaurant industry, leading the way by becoming the state’s first dumpster-free restaurant and the first Georgia restaurant to receive Green Foodservice Alliance (GFA) certification. The Fifth Group Restaurant, located at 40 7th Street at the corner of Cypress Street, continues its efforts to remain one of the most sustainable and environmentally conscious establishments by recently adding eight new cedar beds with “cold frame” structures to the rooftop garden, allowing a larger variety of produce to be grown and for seeds to be started earlier. The cold frames are covered with Agribon, a material that protects crops from wind, frost, severe cold and insects. Farmer D…
The Midtown residence was chosen from a pool of more than 500 entrants due to the high energy bills and reported comfort problems.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The City of Atlanta residential weatherization program that has provided thousands of dollars in rebates for qualifying home energy efficiency improvements has awarded a “home energy makeover” to one lucky Atlanta family. SHINE – Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy – launched a Home Energy Makeover contest in July 2011. Contracted through SHINE partners SawHorse, Vis Viva and Georgia Air Contractors, the work to be done on the home is valued at more than $22,000 and is projected to save the family more than $1,000 in annual utility costs. Homeowners Lance St. Clair and Celise Kalke, together with their young daughter, are deserving winners in that they are a one-car family and clearly try to live an environmentally-sensitive …