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24 Jan
Tides and Moons are perfectly aligned in the coming year, so we will be out foraging throughout the season from March to October. We are fixing dates for private group requests at the moment and then we will be announcing dates for forages, talks, demos ...all things seaweed and rocky shore. As always, we look forward to being part of these food festivals: West Waterford Festival of Food - April 22 & 23 World Oceans Day Celebration - June 10 Waterford Harvest Festival -September 9 & 10 Bia Bo Finne, Inishbofin - Ocotber Contact us directly for private group or family bookings. Tel 086 8124275 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
09 Oct
Our last Seaweed Forage and Tasting for 2016 takes place on Sunday, October 16th. We've chosen this date to coincide with the Hunter's Moon, when there will be a good low tide. Meeting outside Mother McHugh's Pub in Fenor Village at 11 am, foraging at a nearby beach, followed by a seaweed brunch tasting, we will finish around 1.30 pm. Several edible species of seaweed will be identified and you will learn how to distinguish these from non-edibles, how to use them in a variety of ways, how to use seaweed to enhance your garden soil and how to use seaweed in skincare. The small group will allow plenty of time for questions. To book, use the Paypal link here. You will then receive an email with more details about the forage.
25 Aug
Living from the Sea Most people know that seaweed is good for us. It's got lots of iodine and we know how important that is. Seaweed also has a huge range of vitamins & minerals, is high in protein and research is ongoing into it's many health benefits. We're going to talk about some of those in the Fitfood and Wellness Tent on the Plaza at Waterford Harvest Festival. Join us at 1 pm on Saturday September 10th for a relaxed chat about our native wonderfood. We are especially looking forward to meeting older people who have used seaweed throughout their lives and younger (and middle-aged!) people who have heard a little of the benefits of seaweed, but are new to using it. We will facilitate the passing on of valuable knowledge about seaweed! This session is free and no need to book.
24 Aug

Sea Gardening in September

Join us for a very special autumn forage where we will show you some of the tastiest seaweeds on the Waterford Coast. Learn how to use seaweed in your everyday cooking, medicinal uses, how to dry & store it and how to make a seaweed bath. 

Seaweed has been part of Waterford's food heritage for generations - snacking on dilisk, sleabhcan in springtime and carrageen drying on rooftops in summer. And it was used as a fertiliser on potato crops all along the coast. We are delighted to bring this knowledge to you as part of the Harvest Festival 2016 .

Afterwards, we will retreat to the welcoming Mother McHugh's Pub in Fenor where you can taste a range of seaweed breads, canapes, savoury and sweet dishes, including some recipes from The Sea Garden.

There will be plenty of time to share stories of seaweed, food and foraging!

Sea Gardening is how we descrobe our approach to foraging - cutting a small amount from the plant, leaving it to re-grow and re-generate, just like cutting herbs or flowers in the garden. It's sustainable and takes account of all the other creatures on the rocky shore that depend on seaweed for survival.

Wear a few layers of warm comfortable clothing. Footwear needs to be waterproof ; wellingtons, old runners or golf shoes, crocs, neoprene footies are all suitable. Bring a small ziplock bag & scissors if you'd like to take home some sea vegetables.

Date: Saturday, Septemer 10th

Time: 5.30 pm - 8 pm - ish.

Meeting Point: Carpark in Fenor Village, opposite church. Fenor is 6 km west of Tramore on the Coast Road.

Price: €30 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Tel. : 086 8124275

To Book: Click on Paypal Button. You will receive a confirmation email for your booking.

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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