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First Nemo’s Garden installed in the USA


Nemo's Garden

Ohio's Gilboa Quarry, in partnership with Ocean Reef Group, has established the first Nemo's Garden underwater farming biosphere in the USA.

Nemo’s Garden is a revolutionary concept developed by Ocean Reef Group which combines cutting-edge technology and innovative design to cultivate crops underwater. By leveraging the natural properties of the ocean, this pioneering initiative aims to address food security challenges, reduce the ecological footprint of traditional agriculture, and explore new frontiers in sustainable farming.

The Gilboa Quarry biosphere will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook and on the Gilboa Quarry website, where marine enthusiasts from around the world can watch divers enjoy crops growing underwater in Ohio, USA. The installation at Gilboa Quarry will be closely monitored utilizing Ocean Reef Group’s Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring and reporting technology, and valuable insights will be gathered to assess the feasibility and potential scalability of underwater farming initiatives in the USA.

Visitors to Gilboa Quarry will also be able to get hand's on experience caring for aquatic plants during tours of Nemo's Garden.

”OCEAN REEF is thrilled to partner with Gilboa Quarry to bring Nemo’s Garden to the United States,” said Luca Gamberini, VP of Ocean Reef Group. “This project showcases the potential of sustainable agriculture and underscores our commitment to exploring innovative solutions for the challenges facing our planet.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Ocean Reef Group on this pioneering venture,” stated Lyle Deitch, Partner in Gilboa Quarry. “Nemo’s Garden represents a significant leap forward in sustainable farming practices, and we are proud to contribute our expertise in creating and maintaining an optimal underwater environment for this project through this first, incredible, testing ground in Ohio. We know our divers will love experiencing the beautiful biosphere and a unique scuba experience that can only be found domestically at Gilboa Quarry. It is our hope that Gilboa Quarry can be a dedicated hub for this technology engaging divers and marine enthusiasts, students, educators, and the business community.”

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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