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Workshops & Events

Join the sea Gardener for a foraging walk, a seaweed cookery demonstration, a beach picnic or a talk

– we have a variety of events already planned for this year and we’ll be at many of the good Food Festivals coming up.

Or contact Marie directly to discuss your own specific requirements. Talks & workshops are designed to suit particular needs – we are open to ideas! A browse through this website may give you some ideas. Visitors staying in the area are especially welcome so do contact us if you fancy a guided walk on the beach!

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.


A  comprehensive introduction to foraging for and cooking seaweed, including shore walk, cookery demo and tasting and talk & slide show on health benefits.

3 hours

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A guided walk on the shore showing a range of edible seaweeds, the ecology of the rocky shore. Learn how to forage your own seaweed.  Finish with a beach picnic based on seaweed dishes.  A great time out for all the family.

1.5 hours

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Take the Walk on the Wild Side a step  further and  turn your foraged  seaweed  into your  own picnic food.

2 hours

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An evening out with a group of friends, kicking off with a short talk on the wonders of seaweed, followed by  a light supper made of delectable dishes with seaweed. BYOB and make this a night of novelty and nourishment

2 hours

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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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