2nd Sunday Book Group: A Bold and Hopeful New Vision for Saving the Planet: Farming the Ocean

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Second Sunday Book Group – Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 – 2:00 pm

in Biddle and via Zoom (https://tinyurl.com/29bbc9pb)

Eat Like a Fish, by Bren Smith

In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith – pioneer of regenerative ocean agriculture – introduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.

A genre-defining “climate memoir,” Eat Like a Fish interweaves Smith’s own life – from sailing the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers to developing new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movement – with actionable food policy and practical advice on ocean farming. Written with the humour and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and – by creating new jobs up and down the coasts – putting working class people to work.

Bren Smith is a former commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer who pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. Born and raised in Newfoundland, he left high school at the age of 14 to work on fishing boats from the Grand Banks to the Bering Sea. His ocean farm won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for ecological design, and, in 2017, it was named one of TIME magazine’s Best Inventions. He is the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, and Executive Director of the non-profit Greenwave, which trains new ocean farmers.

We meet in person in Biddle or online (at https://tinyurl.com/29bbc9pb), THIS SUNDAY, March 12 from 12:30-2 pm. Join us for a lively and informing discussion. All are welcome.


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