Let nothing go to waste, not even the waste

BY RUTH EPSTEIN Republican-American

CANAAN — Matthew Freund knew diversification was necessary to successfully continue in agriculture.

So back in the 1990s, the second-generation dairy farmer began experimenting at his East Canaan farm to see if he could come up with a product that not only would expand its operation, but also help the environment. The challenge was to find a use for the farm’s countless piles of manure, which, when spread on the land, gave off an odor and methane gas.

After years of research and development, along with much trial and error, Freund found the answer. The first marketable CowPots — a biodegradable planting pot…

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