Manage episode 262230775 series 1946597
This episode is about the worlds first indoor aquaculture farm. "Heron Farms started as a research question asked by graduate student and founder Sam Norton at the College of Charleston: what if we used the problem of sea level rise as the main resource for a new kind of agriculture? In June 2018 the concept won first place at the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's inaugural ACRE Start-up Competition." And so it began...
Not only has Sam created a succesfull indoor farming system, he has also created opportunity to expand and potentially franchise his model. His systems have been designed utilizing shipping containers and are becoming increasingly streamlined and easy to operate. Food AND habitat restoration could be popping up in a coastal city near you.
Sam has also worked with local Charleston chefs and brewers to produce some innovative dishes including a Coastal Harvest Gose with Low Tide Brewing. We also have word that there is a distilled spirit project in the works. Cant wait, Tyler!
Order your sea beans here!