Home-Scale Biodigester | Janice Kelsey & Jody Spangler | TEDxVillanovaU

Equating a biodigester to an heroic baby dragon, Janice Kelsey and Jody Spangler of Solar CITIES, Inc. will give a simple explanation of biodigestion and how to build a Solar CITIES Design IBC Tank Biodigester to produce cooking fuel and fertilizer using manure and food waste. This team believes through combining the technologies of vertical aeroponics and biodigestion to create an ecosystem we can empower women and others by offering energy independence and entrepreneurial opportunities, improve sanitation through on site manure and waste management, and bring an end to carbon related deaths and deforestation.

Janice Kelsey is a mom to many, an educator, and is currently working in the field of vertical aeroponic food growing. She is Co-Founder and Board Member (VP) for the U.S. non-profit Solar CITIES, Inc. and has been an active volunteer in Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, Venture Crew and 4-H. She is currently a member of the Chester County Women’s Commission. Janice is active in bringing together a network of eco-minded individuals. Recently earning her International Permaculture Design Certification, she specializes in small-scale biodigestion. She offers hands-on workshops in aeroponics, biogas and a variety of other topics.

First and foremost, Jody is the mom of many boys. Also a Board Member (Treasurer) for the U.S. non-profit Solar CITIES, Inc., Jody is also a Personal Chef by trade, a gardener by necessity, a master composter, and a homesteader raising Miniature Jersey and Dexter Cows. She is a lifetime volunteer with 4-H, Chester County Dairy Promotion and Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company. Her homestead was the recipient of the very first Solar CITIES 10m3 Biodigester in the United States, which is currently being used for manure management. Her homestead, Windy Hill Farms, is open to eco-tourism and workshops.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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