Can we have a diverse ocean farming food hub on Nantucket? Bren Smith – restorative ocean farmer and Buckminster Fuller prize winner will present his visionary design for replicable, multi-species, 3-dimensional restorative ocean farming. At his Thimble Island Farm in CT, Smith has created a sustainable and profitable ocean farming business that uses a small, low-tech footprint to grow several different types of shellfish and kelp, a fast-growing super-food. From these crops, Bren produces food, animal feeds, fertilizers and more. His farm helps to restore, rather than deplete, the ecosystem: the shellfish filters harmful pollutants out of the water and the kelp sequesters carbon while growing. Refreshments provided. Presentation to be followed by Q&A. Free admission. Reservations required due to limited space
Join us for Sustainable Nantucket's 2nd Annual NantucketGrown Food Festival being held on Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th, 2017. NantucketGrown is a unique food-focused event designed to celebrate a growing, sustainable local & regional food system; educate our community about the benefits of sustainablility on land and sea and support our growers, farmers, fishermen and food producers and the work of Sustainable Nantucket.