Dale Solomon’s Oasia Farms

 Seagriculture EU 2024

After graduating from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering in 2016, Dale Solomon took a job in aerospace. It didn’t take long for him to realize that his career had taken a wrong turn. Making fighter jets for a living didn’t represent the positivity that he wanted to bring to the world, so he made a change. In June of 2017, Dale quit his job and, after six months of research on growing spirulina and learning about the market, he started Oasia Farms.

Oasia Farms is a greenhouse micro-farm on California’s Central Coast that sells fresh and frozen spirulina direct and online and sells fresh spirulina through other marketing companies.

Construction began in 2022 for Dale’s second Nipomo, California, micro-farm. Even during the rainiest winter in years, by February of 2023 growing ponds were installed, and spirulina cultures expanded. By June, Oasia Farms was in full production with two greenhouses.

In this video, supplied by spirulina guru Robert Henrikson, Dale shows us the ponds and greenhouses, and documents the harvesting and processing.

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