Seeing Seaweed Differently: Farming Kelp off the New England Coast

Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library

As our climate changes, so does the face of farming. Many are looking to the oceans to learn more about farming at sea and the impacts it can have on our waterways. Stonington Kelp Co. is a family owned and operated New England-based kelp farm off the coast of Stonington, and part of a movement all along the Connecticut shoreline that seeks to grow healthy food while restoring ecosystems and fighting climate change. Join Flores for a discussion on the kelp industry including its history, ecological benefits, and various applications as well as the fascinating ins and outs of establishing and operating a kelp farm.

A reception will follow the lecture. The Sound Lab Lecture is sponsored by the Sound Lab Foundation and the Friends of the Connecticut College Library.