UVM students hone compost process
October 15, 2013 by Burlington Free Press
October 15, 2013, South Burlington, VT — The research project currently underway at the University of Vermont might look like a 15,000-pound pile of cow manure and used straw next to a greenhouse, but it is actually a finely tuned heat and nutrient source for the greenhouse’s tomato beds.
The piles, based on well-established principles, exploit the heat naturally generated by decomposing farm waste to heat the greenhouse. This coming winter will provide the concept a make-or-break test for a natural process to eliminate the need for fossil fuel to heat greenhouses. READ MORE