Sustainable Ocean Farming
This lecture has been rescheduled from 12/14/22.
Wednesday, April 19 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
Bren Smith Restorative Ocean Farmer, Co-Founder of GreenWave
As a young fisherman, Bren Smith spent years working long shifts on commercial trawlers that wreaked destruction along the ocean floor and in protective waters. Disheartened by an industry defined by its environmental violence, he moved on to salmon farming before realizing that it was just as unsustainable. Bren Smith shares his bold vision for the future, showing how we can transform current agriculture models while enjoying delicious, nutritious, locally grown food. More than that, how restorative ocean farming could create millions of jobs and protect our planet from the causes and effects of climate change.
About the Speaker
Bren Smith was born and raised in Newfoundland, where he left high school at the age of 14 to work on fishing boats from the Grand Banks to the Bering Sea. His debut book, Eat Like A Fish,was nominated for IACP Cookbook Award and won the 2020 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Writing. His writing also has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic among others. He was featured in the HBO documentary Ice on Fire, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Bren Smith is the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, which won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for ecological design, and, in 2017, was named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions.” He is also the Executive Director of the non-profit GreenWave, which trains new ocean farmers.
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