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Good for you

Michelle Tedford July 29, 2020

Farm harvested 52,000 pounds of food while operating on 100% renewable energy.

Mission of Mary Cooperative, an urban farm in a neighborhood two miles from campus, become the city’s first net-zero energy organization thanks to UD School of Engineering students, faculty and staff.

Radishes grown by Mission of MaryMichael Schulz ’07, executive director and one of the co-op’s lay Marianist founders, said the UD partnership allowed the co-op to retrofit the farm’s main facility, install a geothermal HVAC system and power it through a solar panel array: “We are proving to our neighborhood and our city how sustainable development can support our operations in a way that respects nature, the needs of the neighborhood and future generations.” It’s a transformation they hope becomes part of the fabric of Dayton.

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