Kelp Climate Fund Signup

The Kelp Climate Fund is a subsidy program that provides farmers direct payment for farming kelp in recognition of the environmental benefits their farms provide, including carbon and nitrogen removal and reef restoration. The way the program works is farmers report the total amount of seedstring they outplant in the fall, and agree to collect key monitoring data on kelp growth rates throughout the season. GreenWave aggregates this data to track total kelp planted and the resulting climate benefits throughout farms in North America.

Farmers will be paid $1 per foot of kelp seed planted, up to $25,000 per farm at the time of harvest.

To be eligible for the Kelp Climate Fund, farms must be located in US or Canadian waters and outplant 1,000 or more feet of seedstring.

The fund for the 2022-2023 season has been fully allocated, but we are actively fundraising to try to support more farmers this season. We also anticipate growing this fund each year. Please apply to be considered for a waiting list, and we’ll be in touch if funding opens up.

Seaweeds of Alaska

All kelp is seaweed, but not all seaweed is kelp

Seaweed is a general term for marine macroalgae, and includes over 10,000 different species and counting.  Macro algae are large algae that grows in the sea. Seaweeds use light from the sun, carbon dioxide and nutrients from seawater to grow.  Seaweed  can vary in shape, color, size, and flavor. Seaweed are in three groups — red, brown, and green. Kelp fall under brown seaweeds.

Check out Dr. Mandy Lindberg’s  for a complete guide to seaweeds of Alaska

Green Wave Ocean Farming Hub

GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farming Hub is a free seed-to-sale training program designed by and for ocean farmers. The Hub includes interactive farm design tools, gear lists and budgets, how-to videos, and curriculum–all the nuts and bolts to launch and grow an ocean farm or kelp hatchery. Learn more and sign up: