Car-y-Moor is Welsh for ‘For the Love of the Sea’ and is an organisation that was started by a family that had a vision for an improved future for their families and local community in St Davids, Pembrokeshire… a popular place for self-catering, holiday cottages.
The overall aim of Car-y-Moor is to engage local people through sustainable activities and real involvement. It looks to use the sea as a classroom, using education as a vital route to improve life for future generations.
The main focus is on climate change and individual wellbeing and to achieve this through developing a commercially successful business engaged in two primary areas of ocean farming off the welsh coast and educating people about wellbeing and the coastal environment.
One of the key problems that Car-y-Moor plans to solve is the adverse impact of land-based food production on the environment and the fact that traditional farming won’t be able to meet the needs of the growing population in the future.
At the moment, the overall health of people in the UK is deteriorating, as a result of poor lifestyles and nutrition and this is leading to significant difficulties with worsening physical and mental health.
One of the solutions is the development of new sea-based farming systems, which would include a mix of seaweeds and shellfish, which are both highly sustainable foods producing high yields, with low cost of entry.
The overall aim of Car-y-Moor is to develop over 50 farms, which have a wide variety of benefits, which include no inputs of fertilizer, water, feed or land; rebuilding the marine ecosystem and capturing carbon. There are a number of sites available for development and many will be within the Pembrokeshire National Park, which will encourage tourism.
Experts consider that there is huge potential for the development of plant-based industries, which will benefit the local communities that pioneer these opportunities.
There are a wide variety of uses for seaweed, which include food, cosmetics and many more and car-y-Moor has a huge opportunity to transform people’s lives, wellbeing and climate.
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