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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
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00

2015 Seaweed Events Schedule

2015 Events

April 10 & 11
Appearing at West Waterford Festival of Food . Dungarvan:  Seaweed Forages, Cookery Demo at The Tannery Cookery School and The Sea Gardener Food Products will be for sale at the Festival Market. Booking via Festival website/office.
May 18
Seaweed Forage, Kilfarassey, Co. Waterford - our 5th year as part of the Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science
June 5
Seaweed Ecology Workshop, NBDC, Carriganore, Waterford. Book direclty with Centre for this one-day workshop with field trip to a local beach.
July 18
Beach Picnic & Forage on the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford
August 15
Beach Walk & Forage at Rathmoylan & Ballymacaw, Co.Waterford
Sept 12
Waterford Harvest Festival
Sept 27
Autumn Forage
Bia Bofinne, Inishbofin Food Festival
Details of venues will be posted here and on Facebook & Twitter closer to the time.
New events are being added all the time.
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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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