Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Growing Power Photos

Here are some more photos from my tour of Growing Power in Milwaukee, October 2008.

Below is an old household clothes dryer that Will Allen adapted into a compost screen -- he told us that it's common for the heating element of dryers to burn out, but still have a working motor, making them a common but useful discard.

All vertical space is utilized in the greenhouses.

Some of the hoop houses outside are heated solely by the composting process, with active piles of brewers grains and wood chips in the corners. They provide enough heat throughout the Milwaukee winter to keep the hoop houses above freezing - warm enough to grow hardy greens like spinach and kale.

There is also a productive apiary of bees for urban honey.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great pics! We're going to see the operation in a couple of weeks. Tim