GreenWave: A New Generation of 3D Ocean Farmers
It’s been an incredible few months for us at GreenWave, and I want to share some of our season’s stories.
In only one year, we’ve gone from just three 3D ocean farms in Southern New England to over 15 in development. One of our new farmers, Dave Blaney, is an 11th generation fisherman in Rhode Island who has transformed himself into a kelp farmer!
This past Spring, we built a seafood hub in New Haven, CT to process our ocean crops and create good, living wage jobs for struggling communities. And in collaboration with UCONN and NOAA, we’re in the middle of building the nation’s first large scale hatchery to produce affordable seed for our new farmers.
Earlier this summer, we teamed up with the Yale Sustainable Food Program to get our ocean crops into the hands of some of the best chefs in the world, including Rene Redzepi of Noma and David Chang of Momofuku. We hosted the MAD leadership summit on our “floating classroom” to work with chef’s globally on a solutions-based approach around food, ecology, economy and culture.
GreenWave also won the Buckminster Fuller Prize for best scalable and ecological design, was honored by President Bill Clinton and has now been profiled in over 65 publications including the New Yorker and New York Times.
Our momentum continues to build — we now have a waiting list for interested farmers in every U.S Coastal State and over 25 countries around the world.
As we gear up for the 2016–2017 season and prepare our farmers for seeding, I want to ask you to get involved. Watch this video to learn more.
Our programming supports new farmers from seed to harvest, and with your support, we can grow a new industry. Donate today to support a new generation of restorative ocean farmers.
This is the change to do food right.
And this is your chance to be part of it.