OYSTER RESTORATION BY DESIGN IN GREAT BAY ESTUARY AND HOW AQUACULTURE PROVIDES FOOD AND JOBS AROUND THE WORLD
Welcome to Alnoba’s ChangeMaker Supper Club series. This month we will dive into the topic of oyster restoration by design in Great Bay Estuary and how aquaculture provides food and jobs around the world and what better way to learn about oysters, than to enjoy them!
Historically, the Great Bay Estuary was covered in oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs. Due to overharvest and environmental stressors, the reefs have largely been lost and with that the loss of the ecosystem services provided by the reefs. Dr. Alix Laferriere of The Nature Conservancy shares the story of their partnership with the University of New Hampshire to restore a 28-acre footprint of these reefs. She will also discuss their strategy to define where and how we conduct restoration in the future in order integrate it with additional interests such as recreational harvest areas, oyster aquaculture opportunities and eelgrass regeneration areas.
She is joined by Chris Sherman, President of Island Creek Oysters and Chair of the company’s non-profit arm, Island Creek Oysters Foundation, Island Creek believes in aquaculture is a sustainable source of protein for the whole world. It funds projects that promote aquaculture as a responsible means of solving the issue of global food production. Chris will share stories from his recent trip abroad as an Eisenhower Fellow and the Foundation’s work in East Africa, Haiti and the US.
We hope you will join us for this month’s ChangeMaker Supper Club!
ChangeMaker Supper Club Shellfish Superheroes | 5-8PM | $40
5:00PM | Cocktail Hour
Arrive at Alnoba early for an optional cocktail hour for networking and self-guided art tour.
6:00PM | Dinner Served in the Great Room
The night’s menu is a collaboration between The Farm at Eastman’s Corner and Island Creek Oyster.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The evening’s menu will feature light fare dishes served family style.
Island Creek Oyster “Raw Bar” on Half Shells with Cocktail Sauce
Light Fare Supper Club Menu
Island Creek Oyster Stew with New Hampshire Potatoes
Corn and Scallion Drop Fritters
Local Apple Crisp and Cinnamon Whipped Cream
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Question & Answer
8:00 PM | Program Ends
What is the dress code? Alnoba is nestled in the woods of Kensington, New Hampshire. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes, and come as you are!
I have a dietary restriction, what can I eat? We try to accommodate most common dietary restrictions, please e-mail Kim Wyman, [email protected] if you have specific menu questions.