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Heat from compost part of group’s greenhouse plan


September 17, 2012
By Treena Hein


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A schematic of the Unity Garden greenhouse.

Unity Gardens, a group in Indiana, is planning a greenhouse that will use heat from composting.

The group is hoping to building the greenhouse using one of several $10,000 prizes being given away by ‘Chase Bank Community Giving’ (a part of the J.P. Morgan Chase banking system). See details here.

The group is also looking into aquaponics: the ‘Growing Power Model’ in Milwaukee, where they are sustainably producing a million pounds of food (greenhouse produce and fish) on just three acres of urban land. Growing Power has multiple sites and both groups have many educational and sustainability initiatives.

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The Unity Garden website is here and the Growing Power website is here.