GreenWave Programs Director Kendall speaking on the #UNWorldOceansDay panel! #GenderandOceans #fbf
Bren has been selected as part of Castanea Fellowship’s 2020 Cohort! The fellows leverage cross-sector perspectives and learn from local, regional, and national innovations to bolster the their collective leadership. Learn more about the Castanea Fellows: @CastaneaFellowship #Castanea2019 #Castanea2020 #CastaneaFellowship
We're honored to be featured alongside other climate solutions in this production! Produced & narrated by @leonardodicaprio , #IceOnFire goes beyond the current climate change narrative to highlight firsthand accounts of people on the forefront of the climate crisis. Watch the premiere June 11 on @HBO.
Tamsen Peeples is among the many people building the restorative ocean farming industry in Alaska. She built Alaska's first commercial seaweed hatchery in Juneau using affordable and accessible materials, and later scaled the operation in Kodiak, building the largest commercial hatchery in North America. *link in bio* #Alaska #innovation #restorativeoceanfarming #seaweed #kelp #whofarmsmatters
Only 3 more days to apply! We're accepting applications for our Farmer-in-Training program until Wednesday, May 22. During this two year program, our farmers-in-training receive free technical assistance and hands-on farm training, ranging from permitting support and farm-set up to harvesting (shown here) and market access. Currently, our program is available to those in Southern New England. We're working towards expanding our programming and resources to California, the Pacific Northwest, and other regions in the future. *link in bio*
The 2019 theme for World Oceans Day is ‘Gender & Oceans’, an opportunity to explore the gender dimension of humankind’s relationship with the ocean. This year’s UN World Oceans Day will strive to build greater ocean and gender literacy and discover possible ways to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities such as marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, policy-makingand management. #unworldoceansday #worldoceansday #saveouroceans #genderandoceans
Last Friday, we hosted some of our Farmers-in-Training on our Floating Classroom. Here's a snapshot into this year's Harvest Workshop! #fbf #training #kelp #harvest
The 2019 Farmer-in-Training program application is now open! During this two year program, our farmers-in-training receive free technical assistance and hands-on farm training, ranging from permitting support and farm-set up to harvesting and market access. Currently, our program is available to those in Southern New England. We're working towards expanding our programming and resources to California, the Pacific Northwest, and other regions in the future. The 2019 application period ends on May 22. *link in bio*
A huge honor to have Dune Lankard and the Baum Foundation out on the farm last week! Together they are leading efforts to address food security and food sovereignty in Alaska's First Nations communities, and are looking to include restorative ocean farming as a component of their project.
'tis the season #kelp #harvest #tistheseason #kelpme #eatmorekelp #restorativeoceanfarming #heartctgrown @stoningtonkelpco
There's the #redcarpet and then there's the kelp carpet. Another shot of the kelp growing in Long Island's shallow estuaries! @greatgunshellfish @stonybrooku @docktodish
3D ocean farms provide many ecosystem services and create habitats for creatures like this northern pipefish we found hanging out in the kelp! Today we're celebrating the positive impact restorative ocean farming has on our community and our planet. #happyearthday
3D Ocean Farming just became even more accessible: This winter, we teamed up with Dock to Dish, marine scientists from Stony Brook University, and Long Island shellfish farmers to explore kelp cultivation in shallow estuaries. Test lines deployed on oyster farms took off revealing exciting economic and environmental opportunities for Long Island's coastal communities and beyond! @greatgunshellfish @stonybrooku @docktodish @haskellsseafood #kelp #kelpfarming #oceanfarming #morichesbay #longislandsound #restorativeagriculture
Spotted: #kelp curtains in the Great Salt Pond! Our team is on their last round of site visits before harvest season kicks into high gear. #curtaincall #blockisland #restorativeagriculture #oceanfarming #kelpcurtain
We love seeing our parters and farmers making connections! Photo credit: @chathamkelp #kelp #sugarkelp #seagreens #seaveggies #oceanfarming #kelpjerky #chatham #capecod @cbm @lifeakua
Tomi Marsh has been a deck hand, boat cook, and owner and skipper of the F/V Savage. She has 37 years of experience in Alaska's major fisheries, from tendering salmon in Southeast Alaska to crabbing in the Bering Sea. Now, she's revitalizing Alaska's working waterfronts and marine ecosystem through restorative ocean farming. *Link in bio* #3Doceanfarm #oceansalaska #alaska #alaskaseafood #fishesanddishes #restorativeagriculture #oceanfarming #whofarmsmatters
#hardatwork on the oysters! #oceanfarming #restorative #oystergram
A sight for sore eyes Photo credit: @stoningtonkelpco #regram #stoningtonct #kelp #restorativeoceanfarming
Dr. Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker's monument overlooking the Ariake Sea.
Sumiyoshi Nature Park | Uto, Kumamoto, Japan Though she never set foot in Japan, British phycologist Dr. Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker is revered by Japanese seaweed farmers as the “Mother of the Sea”. Dr. Drew-Bakers’s research findings on the life cycle of red algae (Porphyra umbilicalis) was revolutionary for the development of the commercial nori cultivation. In 1963, a monument was erected at the Sumiyoshi shrine overlooking the Ariake Sea in her honor, and they continue to celebrate her work with the annual Drew Festival held on April 14.
A few weeks ago, a dream came true for Bren: he took a trip to learn about the rich history and tradition of seaweed in Japan. He met with ocean farmers and visited the shrine for seaweed scientist Kathleen Drew-baker ("The Mother of the Sea"). He tasted a range of seaweeds from the delicate to the bold, and was amazed by the variety of kelp-based foods such as these snacks, candies, seasonings, and ingredients found at a seaweed co-op.
Jill Pegnataro manages GreenWave's floating classroom. Read about how Jill's time on the water and how she makes connections to the hatchery to improve technologies and farming practices. *Link in Bio*
Thrilled to share that our 2018 match has been maximized (and that our goal was surpassed by 64%!) - we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you for your continued support! #cheersto2019
The skiff is Mookie's counterpart - perfect for quick maneuvering and seeding the kelp lines! Here's the skiff with boat dog Juno and Farm Manager Jill coming in from a trip on the water.
Meet the muscle of the Floating Classroom! Mookie hauls anchors out to site in the fall, lifts heavy lines out of the water for harvest in the spring, and protects the crew from harsh winter winds. Together with the skiff, they make a great team getting farmers out on the water for hands on training. #restorativeoceanfarming #floatingclassroom
Tuesday was a beautiful day for a workshop! Farmers participating in our Farmer-in-Training program had the opportunity to seed kelp first hand out on our Floating Classroom in Branford, CT. (Supervised by the office salty dog, Juno!) #restorativeagriculture #restorativeoceanfarming #saltydog #thimbleislands #kelp #mussels
We've been sharing stories of women farmers and policy experts emerging as leaders in restorative ocean farming. This week, we're excited to share stories of women leaders in hatchery operations and innovation, too! Read how GreenWave's Hatchery team, Ashley Hamilton and Michelle Stephens, use their skills as scientists to create hatchery improvements that will translate to on-farm success for farmers. *Iink in bio*
Let the #kelpseeding begin! Bren and Farm Manager Jill have been braving the cold to get #kelp in the water. Spools seeded with kelp in the hatchery unwind onto horizontal grow lines on the farm. #oceanfarming #restorativeagriculture
This Giving Season, combat climate change & build a new food economy. Help GreenWave train farmers to put more restorative ocean farms in the water. From now until December 31st, every $1 you give is worth $2! Donations will be matched up to 10K for a total or 20K raised. *Link in bio* #givingtuesday #oceanfarming #kelp #seasonofgiving
The hatchery is bustling! Shout out to our team who's been working early mornings and late nights to carefully monitor and time this process! #oceanfarming #kelp #sorus #timingiseverything
Hi folks! Interested in becoming a GreenWave Farmer-in-Training? We’re accepting applications from residents of southern New England thru May 15. Follow the link in bio to apply! Visit our Farmer-in-Training FAQ page to learn more! 📷 by @jillbeans92.
#Repost @futurefoodbook ・・・ Take a kelp break and visit futurefood.fm to enjoy the delicious Future of Food podcast: Farming the Ocean, featuring growers from Maine to California. Pictured: Dr. Mike Graham showing podcast host Lee Schneider around Monterey Bay Seaweeds. Thanks, Lee! @seagreensfarms @montereybayseaweeds @seaveg #ocean #paleo #food #foodie #sustainable #oceans #sustainablefarming #seaweedsalad #kelpisthenewkale
This morning, we took advantage of the weather window between March nor’easters # 3 & 4 to visit one of our Farmers-in-Training on Long Island Sound. As a fisher and shellfisher by trade, Robert never fathomed growing sea vegetables. But his first foray into growing sugar kelp is proving to be pretty sweet. Interested in becoming a GreenWave Farmer-in-Training? Follow us! And stay tuned! The online application will be available soon. Link in bio. #kelpisthenewkale
Kelp has the potential to attenuate the impacts of ocean acidification on oysters, mussels, and other shellfish when grown around shellfish farms. As a part of our farmer-in-training program, we equip seasoned oyster farmers with the seed and knowledge they need to incorporate sugar kelp into their own operations. Yesterday, we were in Narragansett Bay visiting a couple of farmers growing GreenWave kelp, checking growth rates, brainstorming, and just listening and learning from the farmers who are out on the water day in and day out. We’re thankful for our farmers and the efforts they’re making to research, improve and advance restorative ocean farming, and for sharing their knowledge along the way.
Pawcatuck kelp farmers Jay Douglas and his wife Suzie ‘jumped at the opportunity two years ago to try kelp farming, since it provided an additional source of income during the winter months when business at their marina slows down.’ With support from GreenWave, they launched their operation and started growing kelp this past fall. Follow the link in profile to read what a few of our farmers have to say about growing kelp in Connecticut in 2018. Thanks @connecticutmagazine for the profiling some hard working farmers and to @cfe.savethesound ‘s Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey for his insights on ocean farming!
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea...we are going back to whence we came.” -JFK
This season’s kelp is growing strong after just 2 weeks in the water! #kelpisthenewkale #kelp #ocean #nonprofit #farmer #seagreen
First farmer training day of this growing season! #kelpisthenewkale #farmersintraining #kelp #seed #oceanfarm