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2-Day Workshop: Sustainable and Savvy Seaweed Harvesting

Thursday | May 01, 2014 | 8:00 pm

The Sonoma coast is incredibly rich in seaweeds that can be used as food, medicine and fertilizer—learn how to nourish yourself and your garden with wildcrafted seaweed! Nori, bladderwrack, kombu, and wakame are some of the tasty local varieties we’ll learn about. They represent an excellent natural source of minerals, iodine and protein. The course begins with an evening session discussing how to identify, sustainably harvest and use our coastal “sea vegetables”. Heidi Herrmann, your instructor is a farmer and the owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg, and she will discuss pollutants, the health of our coastlines, harvest cycles and the health benefits of seaweed. On Saturday morning we’ll meet at the coast to learn how to harvest. With expert guidance, you can practice your identification skills, learn how to cut for maximum regrowth and let your taste buds lead you on a tour of the salad bar of the sea. Take home up to 10 pounds of sea vegetables and the knowledge to confidently harvest the ocean’s bounty.

Evening Lecture: Thursday May 1, 7-9pm; WORK Petaluma
Workshop on the Coast: Saturday May 3, 8:30am-11:30pm

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Cost: $65
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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