GreenWave is a non-profit organization dedicated to training a new generation of restorative ocean farmers and building the foundation for a new blue-green ocean economy that creates jobs, mitigates climate change and grows healthy food for local communities. Our polyculture vertical farming system, which we call 3D Ocean Farming, grows a mix of seaweeds and shellfish that require zero inputs – making it the most sustainable form of food production on the planet – and simultaneously sequesters carbon and rebuilds marine ecosystems.
Since our farms sit below the surface and leverage the entire water column, they produce high yields with a small footprint. We create communal, not privatized, spaces by welcoming residents to boat or fish on our farms. Our crops are used as food, fertilizer, animal feed and more. And our farming model also has a low barrier to entry: anyone with 10 acres, a boat and $20,000 can be up and running within one year.
Ocean planning plays a major role in the success of new farms. We support farmers in identifying optimal farm sites, taking both physical conditions and human use into consideration.
Photography provided by Liana Coviello/GreenWave (Background)