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The Inspiring Partnership of MASSTC and Southeastern New England Fibershed 

The Massachusetts Alternative Septic Test Center (MASSTC), a division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, is dedicated to promoting sustainable and innovative septic system technologies. Recently, they partnered with the Southeastern New England Fibershed to launch a unique project that utilizes waste wool and wastewater to grow plants for natural dyes. This project attracted the attention of the producers of Chronicle, who featured it on an episode on wool fiber uses. 

Bryan Horsley, Interim MASSTC Operator, and Amy DuFault, the founder of Southeastern New England Fibershed, appear in the second half of this clip from the episode that aired on May 24, 2023.