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Social startups: This startup helps Scottish farmers

A British startup is teaching farmers how to grow crops using water from a source which won’t run out – the sea.

Seawater Solutions is helping farmers on Scotland’s west coast adapt to the reality of less rain by choosing salt-resistant plants and developing saltmarshes – land flooded by tidal waters – for them to grow in.

“These plants can create eco-systems and promote wildlife, but they can also feed us in a sustainable way and return health to the soil”, said Seawater Solutions founder Yanik Nyberg, as he planted sea aster – a flavorsome, wild plant.

The company is working with Jay Crawford, a potato and carrot farmer, to farm an acre of his land previously underused because of its exposure to the sea wind and salt spray.

Also published on Medium.

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