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Grant - Funded Projects

Exploring ways to make our farm processes more sustainable is one of the core tenets of our operation. Over the years, we have pursued a number of grants to experiment with different methods. We think we've had some pretty good ideas, and we're excited to pass on our successes and failures to other farms seeking to become more of an ally for the environment.

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Floating Wooden Oyster Gear

The Nature Conservancy
SOAR Resiliency Fund

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Completed in 2022

We worked with two local companies for this project: Steve at Creative Wood Products made our cedar crates, and Sue Van Hook of Myco Buoys made our custom crate flotation out of mycelium and hemp. These floating crates are the first step towards developing an entire "flip farm" system without any plastic floating gear. 

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Salt Pond Wharf Re-Build

The Island Institute
Small Business Grant

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Ongoing - Awarded January 2023

We are utilizing the Small Business Grant from the Island Institute to re-build and expand our current wharf on the salt pond, which will provide the foundation for improved systems and safety on our working waterfront. 


Clam Farm Made Easy

Farmer Grant Program

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Ongoing - Awarded February 2023

This grant is allowing us to research a system of growing clams that is low cost and large scale -- "Clam Farm Made Easy" brings efficiency and ease to growing hard clams in Maine. 

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