GreenWave hosts a competitive two-year ocean Farmer-in-Training Program for residents of southern New England. (Not in southern New England? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more about how to get involved.) As a GreenWave farmer-in-training, you will receive technical assistance, hands-on training and free kelp seed—as you work to site, permit, and deploy your ocean farm. Year-one of the program focuses on site selection and design, permitting, licensing, and gear. Year-two of the program focuses on helping you deploy your gear and seed as well as harvest your kelp for the first time. For more information about GreenWave and our Farmer-in-Training Program, please review our FAQ page.
Applications for the Farmer-in-Training Program will be accepted on a rolling basis from April until May 15, 2018. GreenWave staff will review applications and interview qualified candidates in May and June 2018, and will select and notify new farmers-in-training by the end of June. At this time, GreenWave accepts a cohort of eight-to-ten farmers into the program each year.
To be considered for the 2018-2020 farmer-in-training cohort, please complete and submit this application to GreenWave by 11:59pm EST May 15, 2018. Questions? Email
Applications received after May 15, 2018 will not be considered.