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Algae workshop with Dr Aaron Wolf Baum

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A 4-hour workshop with AlgaeLab founder Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum (see bio below).

Part 1: Introduction to Algae Farming:

An overview of algae farming technique, and all of the considerations that go into algae farming – including growing, harvesting, and processing – as well as common solutions. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for further exploration of algae farming.

Part 2: Getting Started With Spirulina:

Spirulina is the best way to start algae farming, and this course is the best way to be sure you'll be successful! Dr. Baum, founder of AlgaeLab and creator of our Grow Your Own Spirulina kits, takes you through all the steps: obtaining and caring for starter culture, growing it out, harvesting, maintenance, and best technique for keeping your culture pure and healthy.

Workshop fee is 99$ and includes a free liter of spirulina!

Who is Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum?

While working on the NASA OMEGA algae biofuel-bioremediation project, algae scientist Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum founded the Shipyard algae teaching lab in Berkeley, CA, and developed mobile, educational algae installations with the Chlorophyll Collective. He founded (, providing kits, culture, and workshops to the public since 2008, and has co-founded two new algae companies -- GreenSpring, an innovative algae farm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and SpiraLife, a developer of consumer-oriented, turnkey algae superfood photobioreactors. Aaron is author of the recently-published book, "Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood: A Simple How-To Guide."