On December 17, Stuart Schwartz, a senior research scientist at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) was a guest on the Marc Steiner Show.
Schwartz discussed his latest research which uses a kind of Asian radish
“This radish can grow to the size of something between a fat carrot and an egg plant,” says Schwartz to Steiner.
“It’s able to penetrate pretty compacted soils,” adds Schwartz.
And says Schwartz, “We’ve been looking at compacted soils in Baltimore because that creates a lot of runoff.”
Planting these radishes on vacant lots, says Schwartz, is a natural low cost way to address run off problem without having to bring in bulldozers to de-compact the soil.