Author Bren Smith Speaking on 3D Ocean Farming at WSHU, June 13

FAIRFIELD, CT – WSHU Public Radio will host a “Join the Conversation” event with Bren Smith on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the WSHU Broadcast Center in Fairfield, CT.  A former commercial fisherman, Smith pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming.  He has been featured on 60 Minutes and in The New Yorker, and his ocean farm was named one of TIME magazine’s Best Inventions in 2017.

Smith will discuss his new book, Eat Like A Fish: My Adventures As A Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer.  The event will also feature audience Q & A, and will be moderated by Davis Dunavin, award-winning WSHU reporter and host of the podcast, “Off The Path.”

Tickets are $10 and available at wshu.org.  Books will be available for purchase at the event, and the author will sign them. 

Smith now farms seaweed, oysters, mussels and clams, and scallops.  He is the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, and Executive Director of the non-profit Greenwave, which trains the next generation of ocean farmers.

About WSHU Public Radio

WSHU Public Radio is a group of not-for-profit, member-supported stations that bring the best in public broadcasting to 268,000* listeners in Connecticut and Long Island.  An NPR member since 1984, the station airs highly regarded national programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and Marketplace; locally-produced classical music; and its own regional news coverage for which it has won five national Edward R. Murrow Awards and scores of other prizes.  Its classical music program Sunday Baroque is syndicated and heard on over 100 stations nationwide.  In addition to broadcasting on 12 traditional radio frequencies, it streams all of its programs atwww.wshu.org.

*Source: Nielsen National Regional Database Fall 2017, P12+ M-Su 6a-12 midnight


Event Details

WHAT:           “Join the Conversation” with Bren Smith, restorative ocean farmer

An author talk, audience Q & A and book signing

WHEN:          Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:        WSHU Broadcast Center

                    At Sacred Heart University

                    5151 Park Avenue – Fairfield, CT  

TICKETS:     $10 each.  Available at wshu.org


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