Peat no more?


Treehugger reports on RePeat, a product that’s designed to replace peatmoss.  It’s made from "dairy solids" and here’s what the press release had to say about it:

When combined with an anaerobic digester, we are confident that we
address nearly all significant issues associated with managing dairy
solids including ammonia capture, runoff, leachate, methane reduction,
dust, climate change, odor and more.

Good lord – cowshit is even funkier than I thought.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

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Photo by Stephen Brown.


  1. Truly, there needs to be a replacement for peat moss. The Canadians claim its renewable, but everyone else says it’s not. Am I the only one who thinks it a bit discordant that all these organic gardeners and vegetable growers out there think nothing of using peat moss as a primary growing medium. But if you get me started, we’ll have to take up all the black plastic being utilized in “organic” gardening and farming, and the plastic tools, and the two-stroke engines…

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