http://www.kickstarter.com, by Bren Smith
Imagine a vertical underwater garden: seaweed and mussels grow on floating ropes, stacked above oyster and clam cages below. Imagine a farm designed to restore rather than deplete our oceans - a farm growing local food but also biofuel and organic fertilizer.
We're doing it!
Last year we integrated seaweed into our existing shellfish farm, becoming the first 3D ocean farm in Long Island Sound. Although still small scale, our experiment has attracted attention, including from the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and NPR.
Now its time to scale up
Heres Why Its a Game Changer:
As lifelong commercial fishermen, we know our oceans are in trouble. Overfishing has wiped out 90% of large fish; climate change is driving everything from lobsters to whales northward; nitrogen pollution is triggering ever-expanding dead zones.