Kudos to WAgN Participant Lisa Ransom on receiving a $10,000 Vermont Farm Viability Program grant to transition to Aerated Static Pile Mangement at Grow Compost in Moretown.
Grow Compost began in 2009, using municipal and agricultural waste to produce compost on their farm. Owners Lisa Ransom and Scott Baughman said they will use the Farm Viability grant to transition to Aerated Static Pile Management, a method of compost production that will increase the efficiency of their operation.
“These funds will allow Grow Compost to do the good work we do in a more efficient way to benefit our local farms, our local community and the health of soils in Vermont,” Lisa says.
Grow Compost was developed out of Dancing Wind Farm, and works with local farms to assist in manure management plans, as well as local business and schools to collect food scraps to promote soil health.
The Vermont Farm Viability Enhancement Program offers business planning and technical assistance to Vermont farmers.