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Seaweed for Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Sunset Beach Foraging Walk at Kilfarassey

Sunset Beach Foraging Walk at Kilfarassey Monday May 20th. 7 pm.

Booking essential with Bealtaine Festival.

Published in Recent Happenings
Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Clonea Strand Foraging Walks

Day 2 at Clonea Strand. Big crowd for the 2nd seaweed forage of the West Waterford Festival of Food. Marie will be holding a cookery demonstration at The Tannery Cookery School this afternoon.

Published in Recent Happenings
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Summer has arrived..

Summer has arrived and The Sea Gardener is out and about, leading foraging walks and talks.

Upcoming events:

Into the west……come and meet Marie at the Kenmare Food Carnival on Sunday July 14th where she will lead the Seaweed Safari.

Published in Recent Happenings
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Seaweed Foraging walk at Loftus Hall

Next event is a Seaweed Foraging walk at Loftus Hall, Hook Head at 5.30pm on Saturday May 4th. Marie will be based at Loftus Hall from 2pm in the afternoon with seaweed tastings etc. Book for the forage directly via Loftus Hall website.

Published in Recent Happenings
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 00:00

Ardkeen Quality Food Store

Marie will be at Ardkeen Quality Food Store on Saturday March 23rd 11am – 1.30 pm – to talk to customers about her book – The Sea Garden.

Come along for a chat about seaweed cookery and foraging and taste some

recipes from the book!

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 00:00

Cure coughs and colds with Carrageen

Winter is here and I hope you got to dry and store your foraged seaweeds to use throughout the season, until new growth next spring. If not, you can buy most varieties in your local health shop or quality supermarket.

Carrageen is one worth having in the store cupboard. Known also by the names Carrageen Moss, Irish Moss, it is often sold bleached to a creamy white.

Published in About Seaweed
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Kilfarassey Strand Forage & Beach Picnic

Some of the comments by participants:

“Thanx to both yourself & Kevin for a marvellous, natural experience. We brought a load of seaweed home & found it very easy to identify each type – once we had stretched it out & used your book as a guide. I loved it but kinda knew that it’d be class. The big thrill for me was seeing the kick that my family got out of it.”

Published in Recent Happenings
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Kenmare Bay Forage

We went to Kenmare Food Carnival this year – a  first – and took the Sea Safari boat  from the pier to Dromquinna Manor where we disembarked to forage for seaweed along the shore and an insight into rock shore ecology.  Thanks to Karen, Natalie (who took these photos) and Una, the boat crew and the couple who gave us delicious chanterelles from the local woods afterwards!

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About Us

We are passionate about seaweed - foraging for it, cooking with it, sharing our knowledge and experience with others, sustainably using it, recognising that it is part of an important and quite amazing ecological web.

Marie Power, aka, The Sea Gardener, grew up on the Copper Coast of Co. Waterford and leads walks, give talks & workshops on seaweed and rocky shore ecology for people who want to know more about this indigenous health food.

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