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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!

2018 Events

April 21 - Seaweed Forage and Tasting at West Waterford Festival of Food To Book, contact festival directly via this link

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, More info about Bia Bo Finne

We also do bespoke forages, talks and cookery demos for private and corporate groups.. Contact us directly to arrange.

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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