'Carbon Farming' Could Soon Be New Cash Crop For Florida Growers

Article Posted on March 10, 2021

David “Kip” Ritchey, 31, and Angelique Taylor, 27, are standing in their one-acre farm off of a busy highway just outside of Tallahassee. Their muddied rubber boots are surrounded by rows of budding mustard greens, collard greens and kale.

“There's a lot going on in our space, Ritchey said. "There's an open field of cover crops, a mixture of hairy veg, of rye grass, also oats.”

The young couple established their small-scale farm called Smarter By Nature back in 2017. They met a couple years before on a college trip to the People’s Climate March in New York.

What started out as dating in the garden flourished into growing fresh produce for a food desert in their area called Frenchtown.

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