Seaweed History & Identification
Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods
At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)
Snacks provided, Family Friendly
California’s Central Coast is a sacred place that provides us with beauty, sustenance and fulfillment beyond measure. There are over 20,000 species of algae (seaweed) which grow incredibly fast and are more nutrient dense than most terrestrial plants. As we take you into the beautiful intertidal zone, we will show you how to identify and sustainably harvest some of our favorite varieties of seaweed. If you’re lucky, we may even find some very unique species that have flavor profiles similar to truffles and shallots. Some species, like nori, you may already be familiar with and surprised to find growing abundantly here in California! Along the way, we will point out marine life we come across regularly like octopus, seals, otters, crabs and more. After our harvest we will enjoy some avocado toast seasoned with seaweed while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Central Coast! We hope to leave you with a new appreciation for seaweed and the knowledge to responsibly enjoy the fruits of the intertidal zone.
Children age 5-12 are $25 each. You can add on child tickets at check out!
Children under 5 are free.
Scholarships/ discounts available! This event is free for all California indigenous/native folks, please email us to coordinate. email@example.com; 50% off for low income- If you qualify for Cal Fresh and/or make less than $30,000/ year you can attend for half price, please contact us directly for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please be advised there is a chance this adventure may be canceled or rescheduled due to rain, and harvesting seaweed to take home may not be possible at the time of the adventure due to water quality concerns after major rain events. If we need to cancel we will send you a link to reschedule or refund to a gift certificate to reschedule when you’re ready.