New England Grows kicks off this morning and there is a presentation about diversifying your business in tough economic times that is being given by an interesting speaker. Mathew Freund is one of the business owners behind Cow Pots, and innovative business that converts cow pies into planting pots.
From their website:
“Not only that, the ingenious and environmentally conscious dairy-farmers that invented CowPots extract green-energy from the manufacturing process and use it to reduce their own farm’s carbon footprint.
Best of all, the manure in Cowpots is a renewable resource, unlike peat which is mined from bog eco-systems or plastic which is derived from finite fossil sources!”
Unfortunately, I am missing the presentation, but loving the product.