Biomass boilers heat the greenhouses at Pork & Plants in Altura, Minn., and ash from the boilers fertilizes fields. It’s one way the operation farms sustainably, and USA Today told its sustainability story from Eric Kreidermacher’s perspective in an article published late last month.
“Kreidermacher is part of a growing trend,” USA Today Reporter Judy Keen wrote. “More old-school farmers are using techniques that protect natural resources instead of damaging them with chemicals, erosion and animal waste.”
In addition to its biomass boilers, Pork & Plants has watering systems designed for conservation, a soil mix that includes coconut fiber and rice hulls instead of peat moss and plants grown and solid in biodegradable pots. Theirs is the kind of story we’ve been telling over the couple of years, and it’s refreshing to see that story appear in a publication with the national reach and broad audience of USA Today.
To read the full USA Today story and view a photo gallery of Pork & Plants, click here.