Compost Planting Pots

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $7,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,624.00
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Project Leader:
Matthew Freund
Freunds' Farm, Inc.


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, preventive practices
  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance
  • Sustainable Communities: employment opportunities

    Proposal summary:

    Dairy manure has a high fiber content that makes it suitable for starter pots. After experimenting with forming pots by hand, the farmer is now ready to create a die and manufacture 2000 starter pots, trying out various bulking agents. The goal is to find a use for surplus manure, develop manufacturing procedures, and to find markets for the product.

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