Come join the fun and take a seaside journey to the incredible, species-rich tide pools that fringe the Pacific Coast of Mendocino! You’ll learn to identify and harvest the bountiful sea vegetables that grow along our rocky shores: Nori, Sea Palm, Kombu, Wakame, Sea Lettuce, Bladderwrack, Sweet Kombu, and Ocean Ribbons!
You will learn:
- Tips for ethical and legal foraging/harvesting
- The importance of honoring Native American territories, traditional ancestors, and right to food and cultural resources
- Local seaweed history and songs we sing to the ocean
- Where to find different edible seaweed species in the intertidal zone
- How to easily identify at least a dozen tasty sea vegetables
- How to harvest safely and interact with low tides
- Nutritional values of different seaweeds
- Techniques for drying and preserving your harvest
- Delicious seaweed recipes to make and impress your friends with!
We want everyone to enjoy the time, immerse themselves in the seaweed, the ocean, and low tide beauty, and, more importantly, become stewards of the special places we harvest. It is always with great honor and privilege that we harvest wild seaweeds and that we can share this time and place with you!
About your Teacher
Terry d’Selkie is an educator, herbalist, gourmet vegan cook, and owns Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company. Most importantly, she is a seaweed enthusiast and has been harvesting since 1999 on the coast of Mendocino! Terry has been leading Seaweed Foraging events since 2010.
Sign up for a foraging event on the website at this link. Choose a date and time that work for you
***Early Bird Pricing until May 1st, 2023 $100 per person. $120 after May 1st.
Wednesday, May 24, 8:30-11:30 AM
Sunday, June 18, 6:00 -9:00 AM
Saturday, August 5, 7:30-10:30 AM
Wondering where to stay?
Hipcamp/Airbnb/Motels/Hotels Fort Bragg Area/Hotels Mendocino Area