Dr. Charlie Yarish, UConn professor and renowned seaweed expert, is conducting breakthrough experiments with growing seaweed in aquaculture farms on the Sound and near the East River. The seaweed eats nitrogens (human/animal waste) and will ultimately help “clean” the water.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been denying they exist in Connecticut, but this past summer a rogue mountain lion was spotted in Greenwich. A few days later, it was killed on the Merrit Parkway in Milford.
We meet two female business owners who used to work in traditional salons but got fed up with all of the chemicals. One woman is Guatemalan and draws on Mayan therapies to make her own line of hair and body products.
The state of Connecticut is working hard to help the “little guy” compete with neighboring Rhode Island in growing specialty oysters. Jim Markow, a member of the Noank Aquaculture Co-op, has been instrumental in bringing back the Connecticut oyster population, which was decimated by a parasite back in 1998.
Divine Treasures is a vegan/gluten free specialty chocolate shop in Manchester that features Belgian recipes. Owned and operated by founder Diane Wagemann, the shop purchases ingredients from fair-trade vendors and local sources whenever possible. Trained in Belgium, Diane brings the high-end chocolate experience to the public with no corn syrup or trans fats.