seaweeds and coastal foraging
Coastal areas provide us with some of the most nutritious and tasty food on Earth. Join us in the pristine San Juan Islands of Washington state to learn about the bounties the sea can provide. We explore the intertidal zone and beyond, learning to identify, harvest, preserve and prepare local seaweeds and land plants. We also teach sustainable harvesting techniques and sample exciting new recipes.
Join us in leisurely exploring the beaches by foot during low tide, as well as kayaking the calm bays while harvesting local sea vegetables. Enhance your health and plant knowledge while dining on wonderful coastal cuisine and basking in the beauty of the islands.
Students return home with the seaweeds they have preserved in class, including the famous Earthwalk Northwest bullwhip kelp dill pickles.
Length: 4 days
Location: San Juan Islands, WA