Heated Water Tank Livestock: A Vital Winter Resource

List: 1. Frostfree Nosepump 2. Livestock 3. Water 4. Wet well 5. Groundwater source 6. Powerless system 7. Geothermal heat 8. Thirsty livestock 9. Plumbing 10. Suspended 11. Frost zone 12. Pendulum 13. Piston pump 14. Water consumption 15. Weep hole 16. Bacterial contamination

Compost Heated Greenhouse: Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture Innovatively

- Compost can be used as a heat source for growing seedlings on hot beds and in greenhouses. - A compost pile can reach temperatures of 140 degrees or more during decomposition. - The heat from the compost pile can be captured by covering hot beds with low tunnels made from hoops and plastic. - Hot beds, warmed by decomposing manure, have been used for thousands of years by farmers and gardeners around the world. - Building a hot bed requires time, knowledge, and resources, but it is not difficult. - Once a hot bed is built, it can emit heat quietly, safely, and reliably for months. - The article provides a written guide and video series on compost heating. - The educational materials are provided free of charge, thanks to grant funding from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.