GreenWave is an ocean farmer and fisherman-run non-profit organization dedicated to building a new blue-green economy that creates jobs, mitigates climate change and grows healthy food for local communities.
Our polyculture vertical farming system, which won the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Prize for Ecological Design, grows a mix of native 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 reef ecosystems.
Since our farms sit below the surface and leverage the entire water column, they produce high yields with minimal aesthetic impact and 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, biofuel and more.
photos courtesy of Green Wave