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Cowpots are Composted Cow Manure Planting Pots

 - Aug 17, 2010   Updated: Jun 20 2011
References: cowpots & business-opportunities.biz
CowPots are biodegradable, seed-starting containers made of composted cow manure. CowPots were developed by two Connecticut dairy farmers Ben and Matthew Freund.

The Freund brothers worked with Connecticut's Agricultural Businesses Cluster to secure $72,000 in federal grant funds for product development. Making use of the 120 lbs of manure produced daily by each dairy cow, the Freund's CowPots have become a reality eight years after conceptual experimentation began.

Implications - The CowPots are deodorized so that they don't smell like what they are made out of. The featured video shows a news segment about the CowPots, explaining how eco-friendly they are. You can raise a plant in the CowPot and actually plant the whole pot into the ground when the plant has matured.