Awesome Foundation Grant

I am very excited to share this news. Austin Sea Veggies was chosen as the October recipient of the Awesome Foundation of Austin grantee. The grant money, $1000 to do something awesome, will have a huge impact on the farm and the seaweed community. We will be using the grant to get monitoring devices. These devices will allow us to measure conditions in the water in real time. It will allow us to follow nutrient uptake, water quality, and light and temperature conditions. This will mean better production with less waste. I can be sitting in my house having coffee, turn on my phone and see what is going on with seaweed. The data we gather will help not just our operation but will eventually make it so we can teach other how to grow seaweed and avoid a lot of the hurdles we have faced. This will bring seaweed to the community in a big way. It really is Awesome. 

The Awesome Foundation of Austin is the local branch of the international Awesome Foundation group. The trustees of the Foundation contribute their own money to give $1000 grants every month. Please visit their website to learn about past grantees and how to apply for your Awesome project. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

We're on Slashdot!

Tim Lord from Slashdot [/. for the cool kids] came to visit the farm and talk with me. Check out the video and transcript. I so proud.

edit: so many emails! thank you! I will do my best to reply to each of you but it might take a little while.  

Me and the chicks are hard at work!

Me and the chicks are hard at work!

Aloha y’all. Just a quick update, tests for our move to the greenhouse are going well. Construction at the new site is chugging along and tests to see how the sea veggies do in the green are also going well. It looks beautiful with the sunlight on it. I can’t wait to have it back on your plates. Feel free to email or tweet to me if you have any questions. I’ll make sure to keep you updated on major milestones of our move up! 

Aloha y’all. Just a quick update, tests for our move to the greenhouse are going well. Construction at the new site is chugging along and tests to see how the sea veggies do in the green are also going well. It looks beautiful with the sunlight on it. I can’t wait to have it back on your plates. Feel free to email or tweet to me if you have any questions. I’ll make sure to keep you updated on major milestones of our move up!