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Bren Smith

Bren Smith is a former commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer who pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. Born and raised in Newfoundland, he left high school at the age of 14 to work on fishing boats from the Grand Banks to the Bering Sea. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and elsewhere; his ocean farm won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for ecological design, and, in 2017, was named one of TIME magazine’s Best Inventions. He is the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, and Executive Director of the non-profit Greenwave, which trains new ocean farmers.


International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity is meant as a day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s theme is “building a shared future for all life.” We encourage educators who are interested in spreading awareness of biodiversity issues in their classrooms to browse our book list, which offers a range of the

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Restorative ocean farmer Bren Smith discusses the future of food through creating a sustainable environment

Bren Smith, author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change and Executive Director of Greenwave gives an inside view of the process of ocean farming and its potential to save the planet in two informative videos. In “This Incredible underwater farm could be the future of food” produced

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