The Future Of Farming: From Crops You Can Control In A Container To Sustainable Kelp Farms That Fight Climate Change

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Digging in the dirt and pulling up weeds is so last century. Whatever you thought about farming is being reimagined, with a new generation plowing the industry into the future. The tools and rural open spaces — which have so long defined traditional farming — are being left behind. More and more, today's farms are in urban areas — with vertical farming taking agriculture to new heights, while ocean farming expands the industry’s depths — all in a sustainable manner.

Guests:

Bren Smith — executive director and co-founder of GreenWave, a nonprofit that supports ocean farmers. Bren is also the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm and author of “Eat Like A Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change."

Jon Friedman — chief operating officer and co-founder of Freight Farms, a Boston-based AgTech company that has spearheaded "container farming."

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