Growing anything on Mars seems next to impossible. It's rocky, cold and apparently lifeless. As part of the Mars One project, which plans to send people to live there beginning in 2024, university students from Spain and Portugal will test Mars' ability to grow food beginning in 2018.
Grasses, legumes and radishes planted by air this month at four Northwest Hamilton County farms will together form a one two three punch to boost soil fertility, reduce erosion and improve water quality.
Friday a plane dropped 61 lbs. of seeds an acre on the Heyob, Knollman, Minges and Hoerst Farms.
Berea, Kentucky author Bill Best has written a new book extolling the need to save and protect the native heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the author about Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia and what simple steps every farmer and gardener can do to maintain the genetic diversity these seeds provide.