Interested in sustainability? Hear from three panelists — Chris Sherman (Island Creek Oysters), Bill Braun (Ivory Silo Farm & Freed Seed Federation) and Dr. Deane Falcone (FreshBox Farms)— about the future of farming on Wednesday, November 8th at Le Laboratoire Cambridge in Kendall Square. Doors open at 6:00pm, with the free talk starting at 6:30pm. Space is limited, but you can register here to secure your spot.
President, Island Creek Oysters
In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, MA, Sherman runs the Island Creek Oysters Foundation, sits on the boards of the Caribbean Harvest Foundation (a Haitian non-profit) and the East Coast Shellfish Growers, and is president of the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association. He is a 2018 Eisenhower Fellow.
Co-Owner, Ivory Silo Farm; Co-Founder, Freed Seed Federation
Bill Braun and his partner Deanna Levanti run Ivory Silo Farm in Westport, MA, growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit. This year they founded the Freed Seed Federation, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving and diversifying seed for the public commons.
Dr. Deane Falcone
SVP of Plant Science, FreshBox Farms
A plant biologist, Dr. Falcone oversees the plant science innovations at FreshBox Farms, a commercial indoor farming venture in Millis, MA. Previously, he was the Chief Molecular Sciene Office and Founder of Naprogenix, a biotechnology company, and he served as faculty and principal investigator at the University of Massachusetts.