Amish farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

…..are making some important changes on their farms. Here is yesterday’s Greenwire article summarizing the local EPA/Amish “dialog” over water quality, with some comments from Kevin’s brother Lamont Garber, on why we need trees on our stream banks, not just fences.  Yes, fences are important – one adult cow produces 140 pounds of waste each day (that would run straight down into the Bay if there were no fence keeping those cows out of the stream) – but fences aren’t enough. Trees and shrubs serve as filters – check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/10/10/10greenwire-amish-farmers-in-chesapeake-bay-watershed-find-94229.html

And below, a map of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. (from wikipedia)

~ by kbosin on October 11, 2011.

One Response to “Amish farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”

  1. Great article, raising awareness of an important issue.

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