The GreenWave Reef model is our way of replicating in new areas. Each Reef has 25 to 50 small-scale ocean farms, a land-based hatchery and processing hub, and a ring of large-scale institutional buyers and entrepreneurs developing value-added products. These Reefs are then replicated up and down coastlines. Our goal is to support the launch of 10 Reefs in 5 years. To date, GreenWave has trained and supported over 50 farmers and entrepreneurs throughout New England, California, New York, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.
To replicate GreenWave Reefs, our program focuses on two distinct areas. GreenWave’s Farm Replication Program trains and supports new farmers, develops necessary policy to encourage sustainable and equitable industry growth, and researches and deploys appropriate technology on farms to maximize yields. While increasing the supply of restorative ocean crops through Farm Replication, GreenWave’s Market Innovation Program scales demand for crops by incubating early-stage product development, mobilizing investment and opening new market opportunities for farmers.