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Wetlander's Pick of the PostsForest garden bearing fruit as both food producer, water filter

By Whitney Pipkin – Bay Journal – April 15, 2015
To reach the patch of land he manages near Bowie, MD, Lincoln Smith crosses a cul-de-sac and a soggy cornfield left bare in winter but for the tender shoots of a cover crop. This is what most food-growing fields in the Chesapeake Bay watershed look like in late winter, he noted as he slushed through the mud during a recent visit. But, in the field next door, Smith and his business partner, Benjamin Friton, are growing an alternative. “This is a forest garden,” Smith said as he stepped inside a towering fence that separates this field from the other and protects burgeoning plants from the region’s ravenous deer.
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