Local Seaweeds: Ecology, Nutrition, and Collection
with Heidi Hermann
Saturday, August 22, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Three Stone Hearth, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley
We live in abundance here in Northern California, including a rich variety of seaweeds! Seaweeds have many uses including as food, medicine, and fertilizer. Join Heidi Herrmann, owner of Strong Arm Farm, as she discusses the many seaweed varieties available regionally, including Nori, Wakame, Bladderwrack, and Kombu. Come enjoy a Saturday morning at Three Stone Hearth while exploring our local seaweeds through Heidi's illustrated presentation and a discussion on how to identify, sustainably harvest, and utilize our coastal "sea vegetables." Ecology, harvest cycle, and the health benefits of seaweed will also be discussed. Seaweeds which Heidi has collected will be available for purchase after the class.
Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg. She teaches Sustainable Agriculture at Santa Rosa Junior College. Heidi is an avid seaweed harvester, and collects by hand on the Sonoma Coast.