Sharing Water Conference-Farmers work to protect aquifer
July 23rd, 2015 by Red Hills
Some of the largest consumers of water, as well as potential sources for nutrient rich runoff, are farms. We look at how Simpson’s Nursery, a 1,200-acre operation in in Monticello, uses reclaimed water to offset its withdrawals from the aquifer and keep nutrient rich effluent from out of our groundwater. Turkey Hill Farm (Tallahassee) and Full Earth Farm (Quincy) are small organic farms that look to reduce runoff by creating compost that keeps nutrients in soil and out of waterways.