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Bren Smith

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 writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and elsewhere; his ocean farm won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for ecological design, and, in 2017, 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.


Videos from the 2020 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

We’re pleased to share videos from the First-Year Experience® Conference held in Washington, D.C. this past February. Whether you weren’t able to join us at the conference or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.   Penguin Random House Author Dinner Friday, February 21, 2020

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Restorative ocean farmer Bren Smith discusses the future of food through creating a sustainable environment

Bren Smith, author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change and executive director of Greenwave gives an inside view of the process of ocean farming and its potential to save the planet in two informative videos. In “This Incredible underwater farm could be the future of food” produced

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Register for the 2020 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Author Events!

 Penguin Random House Author Events at the 39th Annual First-Year Experience® Conference Washington, D.C., February 21-24, 2020 Click Here to RSVP Interested in hosting one of these authors at your school? Click their name below to learn more! Ibram X. Kendi Jennifer L. Eberhardt Nic Stone Bina Venkataraman Bren Smith

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