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April 21 - Seaweed Forage and Tasting at West Waterford Festival of Food
May 19 - Rocky Shore Ecology Walk & Forage with the Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science
July 1st - Ireland's Ancient Feast - a land and shore forage, followed by cook-up to re-create the diet of the first settlers in the Anne Valley, Co.Waterford
August 11 - Full Moon Beach Walk with seaweed and beer
September 9 - Seaweed Forage and Brunch on the Beach with Waterford Harvest Festival
October 6 - Take us to the Island - seaweed forage with Inishbofin Food Festival
We do lots of bespoke events for individuals, groups, families and schools
We have been inspired by the Ireland's Ancient East concept to think about the earliest, ancient settlers of this island, and what foods they lived on.We have researched the plant and animal species living here at the time, about 8,000 years ago and created a range of dishes based on what was available to those Mesolithic people. With some concessions to modern tastes, we hope to share that on the new moon in July. We will start foraging on the shore for seaweeds and continue through the Anne Valley gathering wild plants. Come with a spirit of adventure and take a walk on the wild side!
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.
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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:
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.