Waterman Orchards is open to the public as a “pick your own” or “u-pick” for picking blueberries.
Ben and Stacey Waterman met studying soil science and agronomy at the University of Maryland.
Their mentor was sustainable agriculture guru Dr. Ray Weil, a co-author of the Nature and Properties of Soils, a comprehensive soil science text used in universities throughout the country.
Stacey and Ray were the first in the U.S. to publish research on what is now known as “tillage radish,” a cover crop now widely planted to alleviate subsoil compaction.
Ben specialized in “soil judging,” or field methods for assessing soil properties and their suitability for agriculture and engineering applications.