Quality Putting Green Reel Mower for 1/5th the Price

Hudson Star Classic Greensmower

In the 14 years we have been in business, we regularly receive requests for the best home putting green reel mower. After looking at the few that are in the reasonable to low end of the market, we have finally bit the bullet and added greens-type reel mowers to our line. The Hudson Star Mower we added is the higher end manual push version, the Hudson Classic Cut. This is a really high quality machine, 11 blades, designed for longevity and ease of use. Others we looked at had hard to change mowing heights, were heavier, or felt cheap. Compared to other greens mowers that can cost $10,000 or more, this putting green reel mower is very affordable. Remember, standard home reel mowers do not cut low enough, and do not have enough blades to cut finely enough for a putting green.

The Classic-Cut Series:
The classic cut reel mower is designed to allow home greens owners to experience the same professional golf course quality greens care enjoyed by professionals. Due to its unique design and exacting manufactured standards, the Classic Cut Mower is used by golf course professionals to help solve those “difficult” mowing problems such as soft, sensitive, or newly seeded greens, inaccessible tees, restricted or hard to cut fringes, noise sensitive areas, or simply to obtain that “final touch” “manicured” look.

Look at all those Blades!

Look at all those Blades!


  • 11 Blade Computer Balanced Reel.
  • 16″ Cut Width.
  • 3-4 Cuts Per Inch (minimum).
  • 1/8″ to 3/4″ Infinite Cut Height Adjustment.

The Classic Cut Mower is lightweight, rugged, quiet, easily adjustable and maintenance free. It is the perfect tool for the time sensitive enthusiast who just wants to relax and spend their time improving their game.


We Have Spools For American Gardener Trimmer

Yes, People Powered Machines has spools for the American Gardener Trimmer, the Weed Eater, and the WLT 24 Line Trimmer/Edger. The spools are made by Original Power. Also called WRS24 Replacement Spool & Cutting Line. The American Gardener Trimmer is a high powered trimmer which operates from a battery.

Call 978 884 8156 to place your order for the Replacement Spool. Or go to http://www.peoplepoweredmachines.com/agtrimmer/index.html to place your order. Orders will ship within 24 hours of order placement.

Rolypigs Popular In Elementary Schools!

The Rolypig: The cute, adorable, efficient Rolypig Composter continues to be popular with Elementary Schools. Often the Rolypig serves to generate curriculum in the schools Science program.

New and Improved Rolypig!

Best Practices: When feeding your food waste to the Rolypig it is best to feed small items – about the size of a golf ball would be perfect. This makes the food waste move smoothly through the Rolypig and the composting process. But when the compost comes out the back end and is not fully matured, no problem, just feed it into the Rolypig for another run.

Timing: It takes about 10 weeks for your Rolypig to produce compost.

New Price for NaturCut Classic at People Powered Machines

New Price: People Powered Machines has lowered its price for the NaturCut Classic Reel Mower. The push reel mower is now selling for $205 which includes shipping.

NaturCut Classic HD Push Reel Mower

Shop Now: This is a great time to pick this machine up at this new low price. The NaturCut Classic cuts from 1.5″ to 3.5″ and is powered by 10″ wheels. The NaturCut Classic utilizes the ladder style handles which are easy to use and durable.

Aztec Walkover Rambler Sprayer’s Additonal Feature

The Aztec Walkover Rambler Sprayer: Our excellent sprayer made by Aztec has a new feature. Normally, the Rambler sprayer comes with the regular two nozzle spray system. But now you can get the Optional Spray Boom. The Rambler Spray Boom is an optional attachment that can be purchased separately. The Walkover part number is W2060.

Walkover Rambler Sprayer - now with 1.5 meter optional boom

Optional Spray Boom: When attached to the sprayer ( a simple changeover, taking the short spray bar off the Walkover Rambler Sprayer & connecting the longer one ) it increases the width of the spray path from 2 to 4 nozzles and sprays in excess of 1.5 metres wide, compared to 90cms on the standard spraybar.

Walkover Sprayers: What we love about the Walkover Sprayers is the exceptionally high quality with which they are made. All parts can be replaced which means your machine will last a very long time. The wheel powers the pump making this a truly people powered machine.

Best Reel Mowers for Bermuda Grasses

Bermuda and Zoysia Grasses: We often are asked about which mowers cut Bermuda Grass and Zoysia best. This is what we have learned over the years. You have lots of options.

Our Favorite Mowers For Bermuda:

  • The Silent Cut 18 and the  Silent Cut 21 with 9 inch wheels. The Silent Cut 18 cuts from .5″ to 2.25″. It is solidly built and not difficult to push. The Silent Cut mowers have 6 blades which work well with Bermuda grasses. The Silent Cut 21 with 9 inch wheels cuts from .25″ to 2.25″ and does a very nice job on Bermuda lawns.
  • Silent Cut Reel Mower cuts Zoysia Grass

Also Great Reel Mowers that cut Bermuda grass:

Favorite reel mowers For Bermuda home putting greens:

And a bit of care advice for your Bermuda grass lawn :
A reel mower is preferred for cutting Bermuda grass. This gives a cleaner cut, and these mowers can also be more accurately adjusted to low heights.  Grass clippings can be left on turf maintained with low to moderate fertility levels if mowed at the proper height and frequency. The clippings do not contribute to thatch, and they provide supplemental sources of nutrients. Remove the clippings only if the amount is so excessive that clumps form, or if appearance is important. Here is a very nice article on the care of Bermuda Grasses.

Please let us know if you require more information.

David Temple
People Powered Machines

A Smart Cart

The Smart Cart: The Smart Cart is a very versatile and useful people powered machine. It comes in two sizes and many colors and offers four wheel options. The Smart Cart may be used to haul farm supplies, wood, gardening materials, trash, stones, plants and trees. Nearly everyday I use my Smart Cart.

Pans are waterproof and durable.

Smart Cart hauls up to 600 pound EASILY. Frontwards or backwards. Perfectly balanced design.

Two Sizes and multiple wheels: The Smart Cart comes in two sizes, a 7’cubic and a 12’cubic tubs. You can move your cart with flat-free tires or regular tires. Tires come in 20″ spoke or 16″ turf tires.

Smart Cart Warranty: The Smart Cart comes with a five year warranty. Smart Carts are used by Disney World among many others.

Best Practices When Using and Storing a Brill Battery

Charging Times: Charging time for the Brill Battery will vary depending on how depleted the battery pack is when you start to charge. The Brill charger is a simple transformer with a stated voltage output of 24V DC at 250 milliamperes (mA) current. Therefore a 2200mAh battery would take roughly 8.5 hours to fully charge if it were fully depleted when charging began. Similarly, a 3000mAh battery would take roughly 12 hours with similar conditions. Leaving the battery pack connected to the charger for a longer period of time won’t necessarily damage the pack if it is under 36-48 hours but they shouldn’t be left connected indefinitely either. Rebuilt batteries are Nickel Metal Hydride.

Full Depleted or Not: The Brill battery does not need to be fully depleted before charging but do keep in mind the charge time will be shorter and therefore should be connected to the charger for a shorter period of time. That being said it is a good idea to fully discharge then charge the Brill battery pack 3-4 times when first purchased. This will help achieve a full capacity for the pack.

On Memory: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) battery packs do not suffer from “memory” effect like NiCd batteries do. Charging a NiMh pack at various stages of discharge will have no long term effect on the packs overall capacity. NiMh battery packs, similar to NiCd, are rated for 500-600 full discharge/charge cycles over their lifetime. In reality the number of cycles is longer since most packs are not fully discharged before being charged again.

Charge Every Two Months When Idle:
NiMh packs have a somewhat higher self-discharge rate than NiCd. Therefore it is good practice to charge an idle pack every two months or so. Storing the pack in a cold environment will help slow their discharge too.

Top 4 Push Reel Mowers

The Top Four: The top four push reel mowers are the Brill, Fiskars, NaturCut, and Silent Cut. One of these four will suit your mowing needs with a lawn of 10,000 square feet or less. The Brill mowers are the lightest and smallest mowers. The Fiskars Momentum weighs about 42 lbs but cuts right to the edge of the mower. The NaturCut are the second lightest mowers and cut from .6″ to 3.5″. The Silent Cut push reel mowers cut the best of all and weigh between 38 and 45 lbs depending on the model.

The Silent Cut Mower

Mowing Habits: Your mowing habits will determine which mower is best for you as well as the type of grass you have. For those mowing Bermuda or Zoysia, one of the Silent Cut models will work best for you. This is because it has six reel blades necessary for cutting Bermuda or Zoysia. If you will mow regularly when the grass reaches 3″ high, the Brills would be a good choice. Brill mowers can cut up to 1.8″. If you want to cut higher, the NaturCut offer a wide range of cutting heights. And the Fiskars does as well, cutting from 1″ to 4″.

Brill Razorcut

Check These Out: So when you are considering a reel mower, check these four out. Happy reel mowing!

Insinkerator Waste Pulper Decreased Food Waste by 80%! A Big Deal!

Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium: Last spring my team visited the Hard Rock Cafe to see their Insinkerator Waste Pulper in action. A Waste Pulper is a machine which decreases food waste by as much as 85%. Check this video out!

15 Gallons of Salad Waste: The chef had saved 15 gallons of salad waste for the demonstration. He dumped the food waste into the Insinkerator and the waste pulper began to whir. Within a matter of seconds small particles, about a 1/4″ by 1/4″ started being collected in the 5 gallon drum at our feet.

15 Gallons to 2.5 Gallons: After a few minutes all the food waste had gone through and was turned into just 2.5 gallons! Fantastic and so easy. The kitchen staff could not have been more thrilled with their Insinkerator. Rather than throwing 100 bags into the trash, they only throw 20 bags.

Hospitals, Food Establishments, Universities, Government Agencies: Just think what an impact this machine can make. Imagine if all of our hospitals, food establishments, universities, and government agencies had Insinkerator Waste Pulpers. We could reduce our food waste by 80%

International Orders for Hudson Star Mowers

This year we have had more and more international orders for the excellent Hudson Star Classic Greensmowers. This year we have shipped to Malaysia, Brunei, Australia, and Canada. Just last month we shipped to Poland. We have found a fast shipping service which gets the product to the consumer in less than a week for a discounted price.

The Hudson Star Signature Greensmowers are extremely well made here in Indiana. Usually it takes about a week to assemble and to be shipped. Presently there is not an electric version so we rely on our manual version. For those who have putting greens, croquet courts, or tennis courts. These are machines for you.


The InSinkErator: The InSinkErator waste pulper can reduce your food waste by up to 80%. The InSinkErator reduces all food waste including paper products. InSinkErator Waste Xpress® pulper systems can efficiently process food wastes without special materials. Liquid and solid waste — including food scraps, placemats, napkins and straws — can be reduced by up to 80% of its original volume.

Great for Dining Halls: Whether you are a college, university, school, military or government institution, your dining hall should have a waste pulper. If you are putting 100 bags of food waste in the landfill, with the InSinkErator you would only be sending 25% to the landfill. Depending on how much you are paying for the waste disposal, the InSinkErator will pay for itself and save you money. For more information call 978 884 8156.

The Silent Cut Is The Mower For Institutions And Commercial Use

The Silent Cut has proven to be the best mower for institutions like schools, universities, and prisons. As more and more start-up green landscaping business get going, the Silent Cut tends to be the mower of choice as well. Recently we had a start-up green landscaping business look into ordering twenty Silent Cut Reel Mowers

The Silent Cut Mower


What makes the Silent Cut special is the mechanics of its wheel to blade configuration. It is a very detailed machine and often takes some tinkering to get it adjusted properly. Once it is adjusted it is a dream to use. Even though it is heavy, it seems to push more easily than any other mower I have tried, including the Brill, Fiskars, and NaturCut reel mowers. It is no wonder that this is the mower that is selected for commercial use.

The Year Of The Sno Wolf

This is the year of the Sno Wolf: The new, improved Sno Wolf is ready. Be prepared for the snow storms, get yourself a Sno Wolf. A great investment while saving yourself back pain.

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows.

The Improved

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows.

: This year’s new and improved Sno Wolf is lighter, easier to assemble, yet retains all the features of the previous Snow Wovel.

Greenfox Newsletter

Season’s Greetings!

This month brings to a close another wonderful year here at Greenfox Schools! After moving into our new office space in Cambridge and bringing on board Will Nguyen, our program director, in August, we were able to expand our after school programs into several new Cambridge schools. Next semester, we will continue to grow, collaborating with Somerville schools to bring engaging environmental education after school programs to even more children.

So many of these wonderful accomplishments were made possible by the generosity and support of you, our community. This holiday season, please consider making a donation to Greenfox Schools to help us continue to grow in 2012. Every contribution is incredibly meaningful and makes a difference in our ability to provide quality programs and impact the lives of children in our community.

IMPRESSED by Nature and Greenfox
This month, boutique jewelry company IMPRESSED by nature has decided to partner with Greenfox Schools. IMPRESSED by nature will donate 10% of proceeds from the month of December to Greenfox Schools. These one-of-a-kind earrings and necklaces make wonderful eco-friendly gift for the holidays. To view the full collection and/or make a purchase, please visit the online shop at IMPRESSEDbynature.etsy.com. Here’s what IMPRESSED by nature founder and Greenfox Schools board member Kyla O’Neill had to say:

“I started creating hand-pressed flower and leaf jewelry during the summer of 2011. I was inspired by the petals of the Peruvian lily and thought, “I would love to be able to preserve these and share their beauty with the world.” Peruvian lily earrings were the first piece I made, and from the feedback I received, I started to think that this new hobby could really become something! The people I met were so impressed with the uniqueness of the jewelry that I felt the name IMPRESSED by nature was only fitting.

I hand press all of the natural materials I use and then seal them in thin plastic laminate to highlight the color and detail of the petals and leaves. I am especially inspired by what I find right outside my door, in abandoned parking lots, and between cracks in the sidewalk. My jewelry allows me to capture this raw beauty and preserve it long beyond it’s natural life.

Since my membership on the board of Greenfox Schools and my launching of IMPRESSED by nature jewelry hold several common beliefs, I thought it would be exciting to connect the two. This month IMPRESSED by nature will be donating 10% of its proceeds to support the expansion of Greenfox Schools programming. Please visit my online shop at IMPRESSEDbynature.etsy.com.”

Kristen Presents at Leadership Conference
For the third year in a row, Kristen von Hoffmann, Founder and Chair of Greenfox Schools, was invited to speak at the Women in Leadership Conference held at Yale Law School, hosted by the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative (YWLI). The conference was held on Saturday, November 12th, 2011.

Kristen was on the panel entitled “Women in Social Entrepreneurship,” speaking alongside Jennifer Galvin, Founder and Producer of Reelblue, LLC, and Ruth DeGolia, Co-founder and Executive Director of Mercado Global. The panel was presented to women’s leadership attendees, students, and business professionals. Kristen, Jennifer, and Ruth answered questions about women’s leadership in business, strategies for revenue growth, and tenets of social responsibility.

When asked about her values, Kristen said, “We rise by lifting others, and that applies to the impact we have on a widespread basis, and that applies to the way we treat each other on a daily basis. Treating people well is important.”

Karl’s Take
Karl Daruwala has been an intern with Greenfox Schools since August 2011. Below he shares a bit about his experience working with classes in Cambridge elementary schools:

“So far my time working in the Greenfox organization has not only been interesting and fun, but it has also enabled me to grow professionally. Sustainability is a fairly complex idea. Therefore it has been interesting to see how the children in the class (mostly kindergarten aged) have developed their own ideas on sustainability. Despite the fact that the children I am working with are young, they are starting to understand some of the individual components that make up sustainability. Through the lesson plans that both Mr. Will Nguyen and myself are using in the classroom, the children are starting to become much more eco-conscious.”

If you’d like to make a safe and secure donation to Greenfox Schools online, please click here. If you have any questions about donating or would like to request more information about Greenfox Schools, please do not hesitate to contact us.

From all of us here at Greenfox Schools, happy holidays and best
wishes for a prosperous and healthy New Year!



Ashlee Dahlberg
Greenfox Schools Director

Greenfox Newsletter

Greenfox Newsletter
November 2011
In This Issue
A Word from Will
Sarah’s Scoop
Karl’s Take


In this season of giving thanks, we at Greenfox Schools would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support. Greenfox has had a great year working with students across Cambridge and helping to instill in them the value of protecting and understanding our environment.

This month’s newsletter focuses on the importance of sustainability and the programs we run with fresh perspectives from our program director and teaching interns. These individuals make a difference each week in the lives of children around Cambridge and in the articles that follow, they share those perspectives with you.
A Word from Will Nguyen
Greenfox fall programming is in full gear as we move past the halfway mark for classes. We have currently covered all 5 categories in the Greenfox5 model, including lessons around the water cycle (Greenspace), organic gardening and composting (Food / Waste), recycled paper (Products) and solar / wind power (Energy). Sustainability is our future and these programs provide a unique opportunity to connect it on a fundamental level with our children, who will be the ones that will be our future.

Karl Daruwala and Sarah Stickney have been outstanding Teaching Interns and their full thoughts on the program will be listed in more detail in this newsletter. I’m excited to be working with such an amazing team here at Greenfox and we will finish the semester strong. Stay tuned for more updates!

Sarah’s Scoop
I’ve had a wonderful experience helping with the Greenfox after-school programs this fall. I have been working with a class of six kids at the King Amigos School near Central Square in Cambridge, and we’ve been able to teach most of our classes outside in the City Sprouts garden. Highlights include turning the compost (the kids were really excited about it!), making and hanging pollution catchers, creating water cycle models, and making recycled paper. All of the kids are smart and engaged, and it feels great to be teaching them interesting and useful environmental concepts. I think the Greenfox programs are making a big impact in Cambridge public schools!

Karl’s Take
I’ve had a wonderful experience helping with the Greenfox after school programs this fall. I have been working with a class of six kids at the King Amigos School near Central Square in Cambridge, and we’ve been able to teach most of our classes outside in the City Sprouts garden. Highlights include turning the compost (the kids were really excited about it!), making and hanging pollution catchers, creating water cycle models, and making recycled paper. All of the kids are smart and engaged, and it feels great to be teaching them interesting and useful environmental concepts. I think the Greenfox programs are making a big impact in Cambridge public schools!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving that you enjoyed our newsletter this month. Visit our website and Facebook page to learn more about our programs and the way they are impacting students across Cambridge each day. Stay warm and think green as we head into the holiday season!

All the best,


Ashlee Dahlberg
Greenfox Schools Director

Nature Mill Adding New Line of Composters

Nature Mill will be launching their new line of composters. We look forward to see what changes have been made. We still have about a dozen of the Nature Mill Plus XE composters in stock. The Nature Mill Plus XE is an excellent value.naturemill indoor electric composter

Naturemill Indoor Composter

The Nature Mill Plus XE features:

NEW: Energy Save Mode reduces composting energy consumption by 75%
Fully automatic and odor free
Indoor or outdoor use, even in cold weather, rain, or snow
Add food waste any time, any day, up to 120 lbs per month
All NatureMill composters can compost pet waste, kitty litter, and cage beddings.
Compost is ready every 2 weeks
Replace filter every 5-7 years
WARRANTY: 1 year

Vegware Sponsors Global Green Conference

Global Green USA held a conference in NYC on a Coalition for Resource Recovery. The opportunity is to find ways to affect the 15,000 tons of waste send to landfills each day. This is an annual cost of 450 million dollars. Vegware sponsored this two day event for concerned companies and scientists.

Vegware is a leading manufacturer of completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging. They recently added compostable 65 gallon bags to their line of over 80 items. Vegware is certified by Cedar Grove, OK Compost & Den Certo and Compostable Traceability Certification Program. Vegware is made from virgin vegetables and from a sustainable forest.

At Clover You Eat On Vegware

The special eating place called Clover in Harvard Square is fully supplied by Vegware. Vegware manufactures completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging. Clover is a unique setting to grab a cup of coffee, soup, or have a meal. The pace is calming, the service excellent. The place is abuzz with good feelings.

Clover composts nearly everything including food waste generated in making the food, coffee grounds, and post consumer food waste including the Vegware. Vegware is made from virgin vegetables or from a sustainable forest. Vegware is completely compostable.

Vegware a Sponsor at Fire and Flannel

Vegware recently was a sponsor at the Fire and Flannel event held in South Hamilton. Showing off their 80 completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging items during the event. The event was sold out even on a very chilly evening.

Three bands kept the music flowing over the course of the three our food and drink affair. In addition to Vegware, the other sponsors included Taza Chocolate, The Food Project, Maitland Mountain Farm, Chankge is Simple, Valley View Farm, Verterra, Ipswich Ale, Apple Street Farm, First Light Farm, NECR, The Gravel Project, QWIll, Privateer, and the Organic Sound Project.

Putting Away Your Brill Mower

As the season slowly turns to winter, yes, snowflakes fell in New England today, it is a great time to winterize your Brill mower. First of all make sure all bolts are fastened firmly. Then take a can of WD-40 and spray the blades. With a rag wipe the blades clean and if you have a can of silicone spray, spray the blades again. This will protect the blades from moisture.

Brill Razorcut Accu Electric Mower

Clean the wheels of debris on your Brill Mower. Take off the wheel clip and the wheel. Look at the gears. Often grass and dirt find their way into the gears. Clean and put wheel and wheel clip back into place. You’re done.

Vegware visits North Shore Community College Sustainability Event

On Saturday, Vegware joined Zumi’s coffee and shared a booth at the Sustainability Event sponsored by North Shore Community college. The event ran from 10am to 2pm. Vegware’s full line of compostable products were on display.

Vegware’s packaing made from plants is completely compostable.Vegware makes tableware, napkins, hot and cold drink cups and takeaway packaging.The four big benefits of using Vegware are: 1 Low carbon – clean manufacture. 2. Low impact – we use renewable and recycled materials. 3. Low waste – our products turn back to soil. 4. Low competitive costs.

Kristen’s Letter – Road Race to Raise Funds

Dear Friends,

I am competing in the Boston Mayor’s Cup 5K race next Sunday, October 23rd in honor of Greenfox Schools. It would feel wonderful if you can consider making a donation.

I feel warm and sparkly inside when I am doing work that helps people. It feels good to put my time and energy into something that is bigger than myself, and that is for children and the future of our planet. Sustainability feels important to me because our global population is almost at 7 billion people, and this number will grow to 9.1 billion people by 2050.

Greenfox Schools has grown from an idea into a full-fledged non-profit comprised of staff and volunteers. We have a small office in Cambridge, MA, and we partner with schools in Cambridge and Boston to provide after-school programs, curriculum, and clubs that teach youth about environmental sustainability through science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, hands-on way. There is a fast-growing demand for our services, but we need to raise the money to hire and pay our staff so that we can expand.Please help us by considering to make a donation.

Each contribution is incredibly meaningful. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Thank you so much.




Greenfox Schools Founder to Run Road Race

Dear Friends,

As you may know, I’m a board member for a great 501c3 non profit organization called Greenfox Schools, that partners with schools in the greater Boston area to provide sustainability education & environmental programs for youth. It would be wonderful if you would consider making a donation in honor of our organization, as our fellow board member Kristen von Hoffmann competes in the upcoming Boston Mayor’s Cup.

This cause matters to me because it is all about sustainability and how to make real changes in our daily habits.

Greenfox Schools has grown from an idea into a full-fledged non-profit comprised of staff and volunteers. We have a small office in Cambridge, MA, and we partner with schools in Cambridge and Boston to provide after-school programs, curriculum, and clubs that teach youth about environmental sustainability through science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, hands-on way. There is a fast-growing demand for our services, but we need to raise the money to hire and pay our staff so that we can expand. Please help us by considering to make a donation.
Each contribution is incredibly meaningful. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

To make a donation go to: http://www.greenfoxschools.com/donate_35.html

Thank you so much for your consideration.

David Temple

Useful Garden Products for Your Fall 2011

It’s time: With summer officially over it’s time to start thinking about the lawn and garden tools that you’ll be needing for the fall. On our website we have a variety of products that will make your life a lot less hectic when the leaves start falling and the kids are heading back to school! Two of our favorite fall tools are the push sweeper and the folding carts.

Push Lawn Sweeper: Hate raking leaves? Then the push lawn sweeper is for you. This sweeper picks up leaves ten times faster than normal raking and puts zero strain on the back. Not only will it rid your lawn of leaves quickly but the sweeper folds away, making it easy to store. The push lawn sweeper has been newly designed for 2010.

Push Lawn Sweeper

Push Lawn Sweeper

LG Bagz-It Folding Cart: This multi-purpose folding cart is perfect for any outdoor tasks year round but especially for fall season raking! The folding cart is perfect for transporting heavy loads and comes in 3 different sizes (residential, commercial, and mini). Each size can be used with or without a leaf bag and is made from tear resistant material.

LG Bagz-It Folding Cart

LG Bagz-It Folding Cart

New Cutlery at Vegware US

New Cutlery: Here at Vegware US we have been slowly replacing all of our biodegradable products with superior compostable ones. We believe in what we do and because of that we feel we must do it to the best of our ability. Supplying our customers with the best and most advanced products technology has to offer. We do this by creating products with a full life cycle that is both traceable and renewable from start to finish. That is why we are introducing our new compostable CPLA Cutlery as a replacement for our previous biodegradable PSM.

New Compostable CPLA Cutlery: These products have very different chemical properties but carry near identical physical properties as our previous line but with added rigidity and usability. This new fully compostable line of cutlery pushes the boundaries of “green” products even further and brings you the best in what’s available today.

Hills Clothelines Fall4U Program Announced

Breeze Dryer Newsletter – Fall 2011
Welcome to the Fall 2011 edition of our newsletter…it has been a while since we last wrote. It has been a busy season, and we are so happy to welcome the new people we have met and spoken to since our last edition went out! Customer appreciation is what this is all about…

Being so close to Philadelphia, I can’t help but oftentimes think of one of my favorite Philadelphians, Benjamin Franklin, who said “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” Was he referring to the laundry? Nah, but he could have been. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all hang together? If wherever you lived, you were able to hang your wash on lines in your backyard and let the natural energy of the sun and breeze dry it? This was a topic that arose many times during the past few months.

Breeze Dryer visited two terrific fests in September…the PA Renewable Energy Festival in Kutztown and the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA. Both were incredibly informative; we met so many terrific people, all interested in speaking about the importance of saving energy. Line-drying is such an easy way to do it, but it doesn’t seem to be an option for some. Hills Rotary Clotheslines, Folding Frames, Extenda Clotheslines, and the Portable Clotheslines are perfect options for saving energy by drying outdoors. The removability of the clotheslines, their small footprint, and the fact that they don’t have to be a permanent feature in the yard, make them a good choice if you live in a neighborhood that would usually frown on clothesline use.

If you live in an apartment or home with a small backyard, Hills makes Drying Racks that are unique in the fact that not only are they durable and built to last, but they fold flat enough to store next to the washer, in a closet, or travel with you in a motorhome to use when and where you need…the options are endless. You may be able to get one for less at a big retailer, but most likely they’re not going to last more than a year or two, and they won’t be strong enough to hold jeans, sweaters, towels, etc. Not so for our racks. The drying racks have become so popular, that we now offer a 2-pack of some styles, the Expanding Indoor Clothesline, the 3-Tier Rack, and the Indoor Clothesline. Also, check out our Portable 120, the smaller version of our Portable Clothesline, which is on sale in the 2-pack option. This is the perfect option for those who want to do indoor drying some of the time and then outdoor drying the rest. The legs fold up and under the unit and it can be stored flat, hanging on the back of a door (door hanger included).

So glad that you’re still reading, because we’re about to let you in on something good… we’ve had such positive feedback about the Hills Clotheslines and Drying Racks and we’re so grateful to those of you who’ve helped us establish the Hills name here in the US, that we’re happy to offer our first “Customer Appreciation Sale” during the month of October 2011 *. Use the coupon code for the sale, receive 10% off your order, including sale merchandise. It is a “thank you” to all of you who value the Hills products and are past customers. Maybe you’ve bought a Rotary and have been waiting to buy a Drying Rack…now’s the time! Buy one Drying Rack for a friend and one for your college student for the holidays. Maybe you visited us at one of the shows and thought it just might not be the right time to buy. Think again… there are some terrific ways to save! *(We are sorry, but the savings can only be applied to new orders and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer ends October 31, 2011.)

Hope you enjoy the beautiful days of Fall!

3-Tier holding up the towels

Though not a clothesline designed to be permanently outdoors, the3-Tier Drying Rack is perfect on the deck on a beautiful day. Shown holding a family’s collection of wet beach towels and more.

Fall Into Savings this October
Use the coupon code “Fall4U” at peoplepoweredmachines.com to receive 10% off orders during the month of October 2011. Sorry, this offer is only valid on new orders and cannot be applied to orders placed previously.

Haaga Sweepers Catching On

Our Haaga Sweepers are catching on: We love the Haaga sweepers especially the newest line. Unlike other sweeping devices Haaga relies on their patented disc brush technology. Here two specially made, opposing circular brushes cut under the waste material and whisk it directly into the waste container. Here, the coarse or fine debris is not “run over” or pushed around in front of the sweeper. Even wet leaves are neatly collected.

Twice the sweeping capacity with Haaga’s Turbo sweeping system: In addition to the disc brush system, our 400 and 600 series machines have an additional fine-particle roller brush that is mounted behind the disc system. This allows these machines to effectively sweep twice with one pass. Even the most fine debris is collected.

Haaga makes small to large sweepers. And Haaga makes manual and electric sweepers. Find the Haaga for you.

The Brill Battery and Brill Charger

Brill Batteries: We are very happy to say that we can rebuild Brill batteries better than when they were new. Our customers have been very pleased with the service.

Old Brill Batteries: If you have an old Brill Battery and do not want it, please contact us. We’ll buy it for $10 and have it rebuilt. Please let us know if you have a battery which we can buy.

Brill Chargers:
We can now say that we have a charger for the Brill battery which is better than the charger Brill sold. It charges more quickly and does not over heat.

There are two options when rebuilding your battery. We can rebuild the battery to 2.2 Ah which is exactly what you have. Or we can rebuild to 3.0 Ah which is 30% more powerful than what you have. These rebuilt batteries will last longer and charge more quickly.

New Greenfox Newsletter

Greenfox Newsletter
September 2011
In This Issue
Fall Programs
Green Goals
Race for Greenfox

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More About Us
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Fall is here, and this season’s Greenfox programs are off to a great start! Kids and teachers are back in school, which means school and after school programs are gearing up. Fall is a great time for everyone to get outside, go apple-picking, visit a pumpkin patch, or rake up the leave in your yard (and compost them)! In this newsletter, we hope to tell you about what we are up to at Greenfox this fall and to let you know what we have in store for the season.
Fall Program
This September marked the start of Greenfox Schools’ 2011/12 school year programming. We expanded to five schools this year, providing classes at the Harrington, Haggerty, King/Amigos, Tobin, and Morse schools. We’ve recently finished our first week of instruction to great success! We have a diverse collection of age groups, grade levels, and learning abilities in our classes and we are excited to work with each and everyone.

We have also brought on two new teaching interns this fall, Sarah Stickney and Karl Daruwala to assist in the classroom. Sarah is a long-time friend of Greenfox and has extensive experience both in the non-profit and education sectors. Karl is a Lesley University student focusing on Early Childhood Education and aims to bring his knowledge to the classroom.

We are geared up for an exciting curriculum this fall that includes organic gardening, building recyclable inventions, and learning about wind power and the concept of an eco-friendly supply chain. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates from the classroom!
Green Goals!
With the new season comes a great opportunity to make a change in your life that is good for you and the environment! Greenfox is encouraging all of our readers to set a green goal for your home, classroom, or office this fall.

Not sure what you can do? Here are some ideas:
*Start an ink cartridge recycling program at your office.
*Eliminate toxic chemicals in your classroom. Use only non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products.
*Compost at home. Start a vermi-compost bin in your kitchen or build a composter in your back yard.
*Walk to work. Leave the car at home more often.
*Bring your lunch in a re-usable bag every day.

Let us know your goal! Send us a description and photos of your project and you may be featured in our next newsletter! We will also post goals and projects on the Greenfox Schools Facebook page.
Kristen Will Race to Fundraise for Greenfox

Kristen von Hoffmann, Chair of the Greenfox Board, will compete in the Boston Mayor’s Cup on Sunday, October 23rd in Boston, Massachusetts, in honor of Greenfox Schools. She is asking friends, family, and supporters to donate to Greenfox Schools by visiting our donate page. Says Kristen, “It feels really good to be running for our 501c3 non-profit. I feel great knowing that any money we raise will make it possible for children to learn more about sustainability, feel joy, and make a positive difference towards the future of their planet. Thank you so much for considering to make a donation.”

PFEWG/Greenfox5 Model Helping School District

Greenfox Schools’ founder Kristen von Hoffmann is currently in the full-time role as sustainability manager for the Cambridge Public School District in Massachusetts. Superintendent Jeffrey Young has just announced a press release for the Cambridge Green School Initiative, which will be directed by Kristen, and which is based on the Greenfox5/PFEWG TM categories of change in the sustainability areas of Products, Food, Energy, Waste, and Greenspace. The initiative takes into account sustainable operations, design, and practice among all of our schools, and utilizes our new District website and weekly e-mails for up-to-date communications. The initiative is based upon the PFEWG™ model for sustainability that encompasses all operations in the categories of Products, Food, Energy, Waste, and Greenspace. Click here to read more.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our organization and the projects currently underway. Don’t forget to let us know what you and your community are doing to make the world a greener, better place! You can always find out more about our latest projects and updates on our website and Facebook page. Thanks for reading!

All the best,


Ashlee Dahlberg
Greenfox Schools Director

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