Washington Grown Episode: Underground

This episode of Washington Grown went underground! The crew visited Urban Eden Farm in Spokane to learn about some of the crops they grow underground and how they care for their soil. They also talked with members of our Washington State Soil Health Committee about what farmers are doing in the state to improve soil health. Keep watching until the end, because they make a delicious beet salad at Salare and get a unique burger recipe from a viewer as well! Finally, the Washington Grown crew visited 2nd Harvest to learn how they are bringing food security to the area as well as helping clients learn how to prepare healthy food.

The part of the episode featuring the Washington State Soil Health Committee was shot on October 3rd, 2018. It was filmed on Dale Gies’ potato farm outside of Moses Lake, WA. Dale plants mustard before planting potatoes as a way to control nematodes instead of using commercial fumigants. Here’s some behind-the-scenes footage from the day of filming.