The old man who farms with the sea

Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times
Carl Hodges walks along a berm on a research plot where he grows salicornia and experiments with different planting and harvesting techniques. Hodges and his crew have flooded the plots with saltwater from the nearby Sea of Cortez.

Carl Hodges is growing salicornia, a crop nourished by ocean water that holds the potential to provide food and fuel to millions.

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