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Foraging Tips & Seaweed Recipes

Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

RTE Nationwide April 15

The Sea Gardener featured on Nationwide recently. 

On Friday March 20th, the spring equinox, solar eclipse and a full moon all aligned to create one of the best tides for seaweed foraging. So we headed to the strand and talked about seaweed uses, seaweed cookery and Hilitetv captured it all on film in the beautiful setting of Kilfarassey Strand, near Fenor, Co.Waterford. On this seaweed workshop, we could all see where the phrase Sea Garden originated - looking at the amazing rock pools and what was growing and living in them, and learn from The Sea Gardener how they could make us more healthy and how to connect fully with the source of our food and experience the living earth.

The piece also included a visit to the kitchen in which The Sea Gardener foods  - snack bars and caponata - are made, and a tasting at the local Supervalu store in Tramore

Click on this link to see the piece:

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00

Sea Gardener at Bluebell Festival May 3rd

Come and see us at the Courtyard, Curraghmore at the inaugral Bluebell Festival on Sunday May 3rd.

We'll have lots of seaweed goodies, old Waterford favourites like Dilisk and Sleabhcan, and tips on seaweed uses you might be surprised by! Our book The Sea Garden, now in it's 2nd print run, has everything for the forage and seaweed cookery enthusiast.

Published in Upcoming Events
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Foraging Vouchers 2015

Want to give an "active" present this Year?

How about a voucher for a forage with the Sea Gardener in 2015?

We will be foraging from March until October on the Waterford Coast and further afield and for €25 you can join us, or present a friend with a gift of a forage, where they will spend a few hours on the shore, learn how to identify seaweed and find out how to use it in cooking, gardening and as a beauty treatment.

Purchase Gift Vouchers

Seaweed Forage

Contact Us for further details

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

Sea Gardener on Radio 1

Aine Lalor, RTE broadcaster, came foraging with us recently and this piece, broadcast on the Marion Finucane Show on Sunday August 31st, captures her enthusiasm for it and the beauty of the place we were.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Rathmoylan Cove Forage & Beach Walk 10th Aug

Forage & Beach Walk at Rathmoylan Cove, Co. Waterford on Sunday August 10th at 11 am.

Book via website or phone / email me directly.

We will explore the seaweeds of this lovely little cove near Dunmore East, identify the edible ones and explain how to use them in everyday cooking. Expect to pick some to bring home in time for lunch!

Published in Recent Happenings
Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

KiIlfarassey Strand

KiIlfarassey Strand provided a beautiful backdrop to yesterday evenings forage. The edible species were easy to find and we sampled some wild dishes afterwards. Thanks to the Calmast team for organising the Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science and to everyone who came along.

Published in Blog

Lyric FM’s series “History on a Plate” (August 9th) features Marie speaking with Catherine Cleary about seaweed and foraging on Kilfarassey Strand.  Click on this link to hear the programme:

Published in Blog
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
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
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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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