Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 314 - Bay Week Special
Premiere air date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7pm on MPT-HD
One solution for improving the Chesapeake Bay’s health could be as simple as hole in the ground filled with wood chips—also known as a bioreactor. Maryland’s first bioreactor, at Oakland View Farms in Caroline County, funnels run-off through the wood chips to reduce the amount of nutrients.
The Chesapeake Bay plays a big role in farmer Trey Hill’s life. He farms, fishes, and even got married on the Bay. So he makes sure to do everything he can—like using sustainable farming practices and working with local environmental groups—to help improve the Bay’s health.
Some of Maryland’s newest farmers don’t work on the land—they work on the water. Oyster aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland, and Ricky Fitzhugh and Johnny Shockley of Hooper’s Island Aquaculture are on the forefront. They grow tens of thousands of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. They’re good for the water and for oyster lovers! http://www.hioac.com/home
The Local Buy: Al Spoler travels to Even’ Star Farm in St. Mary’s County to taste how the cold winter weather can make greens sweeter.