Pork & Plants Appears In USA Today

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.

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2 comments on “Pork & Plants Appears In USA Today

  1. Anonymous

    Good morning,
    Sorry to see that you have had to cancel your visit to our 2009 Spring Greenhouse presentation in our headquarters of Gilroy California. But on the same hand, it is great to read of your operation and how its been designed to be GREEN in many ways. In the future if you should you be in our area please stop by for a visit. Maybe your travels will bring you to our facility.
    Best regards,
    Mike Capp
    Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
    E: mike@goldsmithseeds.com
    March 4, 2009

  2. Anonymous

    Good morning,
    Sorry to see that you have had to cancel your visit to our 2009 Spring Greenhouse presentation in our headquarters of Gilroy California. But on the same hand, it is great to read of your operation and how its been designed to be GREEN in many ways. In the future if you should you be in our area please stop by for a visit. Maybe your travels will bring you to our facility.
    Best regards,
    Mike Capp
    Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
    E: mike@goldsmithseeds.com
    March 4, 2009