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.