Event Detail

2-Day Workshop: Sustainable and Savvy Seaweed Harvesting


26, 2013


From 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
Event: Homegrown
Status: Closed
2-Day Workshop: Sustainable and Savvy Seaweed Harvesting
Evening Lecture: Wednesday June 26, 7-9pm; WORK Petaluma
Workshop on the Coast: Saturday June 29, 9am-12pm

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 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.

About the Instructor: 
Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg.  Vegetables, flowers, and herbs are grown on the 1.5 acre farm, and you can find her vending at the Healdsburg and Sebastopol Farmers’ Markets. She has an Ornamental Horticulture degree from Cal Poly and an MA from SSU in Education.  She taught Sustainable Agriculture at SRJC for 6 years, and is an avid seaweed harvestertoo. Heidi holds the only commercial seaweed harvesting permit in Sonoma County and sells a variety of healthful and tasty seaweed products. 

Heidi will be bringing 1oz. seaweed packets for sale at this lecture. 

Nori drying in the sun. 

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