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Greenwave newsletter: a future for kelp farming

  • by JW

… a global network of regenerative ocean farmers


Could there be a seagrass or kelp project for Lyme Bay? There are already good examples of restoring kelp beds along the English Channel. And the interest and scope is growing.

GreenWave is a global network of regenerative ocean farmers – and this is their latest newsletter:

Ocean Farmers Unlock Grants with KCF, New Sea to Sale Series

Ocean Farmers Unlock Grants, Expand Farms with Kelp Climate Fund

Regenerative ocean farmers are leading the fight against climate change with the positive impacts of their farms, improving the health of our planet through blue carbon capture, nitrogen removal, and reef restoration. GreenWave started the Kelp Climate Fund program to pay kelp farmers for their climate impacts while markets for kelp and blue carbon continue to develop. Since its inception, the program has provided farmers with the resources to scale their farm infrastructure, protect against price fluctuations and extreme weather events, and measure the climate impact to build community buy-in for their farms.

This season, participating farmers are leveraging the Kelp Climate Fund to tap into regional funding opportunities. 

This season, participating farmers are leveraging the Kelp Climate Fund to tap into regional funding opportunities. Read more »

Intro to Kelp Recordings Available

On January 23 and 30, GreenWave hosted Intro to Kelp: Chart Your Course in the Seaweed Industry. With 847 registrants from 44 countries, this webinar series covered topics including site evaluation, farm design, permitting, processing, and markets, and featured conversations with experienced farmers, kelp buyers, and GreenWave staff.

Check out the event recordings here »

Kicking Off New Sea to Sale Series

Join us for Sea to Sale, a new six-session series of monthly conversations with seaweed industry leaders focused on bringing regeneratively farmed kelp to market. In our first session on February 13, learn how successful food, materials, and agriculture companies develop, test, and improve their products and maximize the value of kelp. Hear from Travis Bettinson, CEO and director of R&D at Blue Dot Kitchen, James Dillard, head of product and sales at Macro Oceans, and Clare Bradley, CEO at AgriSea. 

Register here »

Thank You for Your Support

We’re deeply grateful to everyone who donated to GreenWave’s 2023 year-end campaign. With your help, in the coming year GreenWave is excited to expand virtual and in-person training opportunities for farmers and other industry members, build the capacity of experienced kelp farmers to mentor the next generation, catalyze kelp seed production innovation and knowledge sharing, and adapt kelp processing technologies to drive farmer ownership.

Interested in supporting regenerative ocean farming? Visit our website to make a one-time gift, set up a monthly donation, explore corporate matching opportunities, or learn more about other ways to give.

We need all hands on deck. Thank you for your commitment to building a blue economy.

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