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This Week on Vegetable Gardening

Amanda Freund of CowpotsMike chats with Amanda Freund of CowPots who stops by the show to tell us how her family was able to find a niche market in recycling cow manure into biodegradable pots for the gardening industry.

Amanda is a 3rd generation dairy farmer. She works with 8 members of her family to manage their 3 farm businesses in Connecticut; a dairy farm, a farm market with a greenhouse and garden center and a production facility manufacturing their value added product called CowPots.

These 3 business' working together provide important synergies; the excess nutrients (manure) produced by the farm's dairy cows is turned into value-added, biodegradable pots which are used in the family's garden center as well as shipped nationally. Amanda oversees the marketing of CowPots. She spends a lot of time advocating for farming and agriculture at conferences, at the Capitol and on Instqagram as @CowPotsGirl where she features daily life on her dairy farm and often touts the growing benefits of their manure based pots.

In this episode here's what we'll cover

  • A day in the life of a dairy cow farmer
  • How Cowpots got started
  • The process of converting manure into a biodegradable plantingpot
  • Water and soil for your Cowpot

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About this week's guest, Amanda Freund of Cowpots

Amanda is a 3rd generation dairy farmer. She works with 8 members of her family to manage their 3 farm businesses in Connecticut; a dairy farm, a farm market with a greenhouse and garden center and a production facility manufacturing their value added product called CowPots.  

The excess nutrients (manure) produced by the farm's dairy cows is turned into value-added, biodegradable pots which are used in the family's garden center as well as shipped nationally.  Amanda oversees the marketing of CowPots and spends a lot of time advocating for farming and agriculture.

 

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About the Host

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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