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Published May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM


Making greater use of organic material reduces the amount of solid waste that piles up for years in landfills. These biodegradable CowPots are made from composted livestock manure and can be placed directly in the ground, along with their plants. That also eliminates whatever transplant shock might have resulted had the plants been started in plastic pots, which don't degrade. (AP Photo/By Dean Fosdick)
Read the article: Recycled gear makes gardening even greener