Seaweed farming comes to Rhode Island

Seaweed farming is anything but new.

The Japanese have been harvesting nori seaweed since the 1600s, but in America seaweed farming has been slow to catch on. That momentum is slowly building, though, and farmers like Azure Cygler and her family, who own Rhody Wild Seagardens, are building new businesses on regenerative sea farming. 

Organizations like GreenWave have started to organize these farms across the globe, but locally, Cygler said, there’s only a handful of kelp farmers that are in…

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