As the climate warms, New England farming starts to look more like the mid-Atlantic
In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, the crew stops in Lee, N.H., to visit with Carol and John Hutton on their farm. Carol, an eighth-grade earth science teacher, has noticed the growing season getting longer, and she believes climate change is the cause. “Man has interfered,” she says.
A hot September last year and a dearth of snow in December meant big losses for the Huttons’ farm. On the flip side, says John, he’s growing soybeans in New Hampshire — something that was unheard of when he was growing up. “One door closes, another one opens up.”
Watch as Erik and Albert chew the fat with the Huttons, then have an epic race through the corn maze.
Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast by motorcycle, talking with a wide range of people about their perceptions of climate change and experiences with extreme weather. Their aim is to spark conversations about the changing climate and collect local stories about how it may impact everyday Americans. Find all of the Slow Ride Stories here.
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