Clamming and Seaweed Farming (August) with Alanna Kieffer
Teacher: Alanna Kieffer
Availability: 2 open
This class will introduce students to clamming as well as seaweed farming on the Oregon Coast. Wade through the mudflats while learning to identify and dig for clams. This workshop will also be heading to Oregon Seaweed, a seaweed farm in Garibaldi, OR growing Pacific dulse, a carbon-negative sea vegetable high in protein. Alanna will share principles of sustainable fisheries as well as the positive environmental benefits of seaweed farming world-wide and the effort many are making in the world of “climate cuisine,” which includes shellfish and seaweeds. Students will also hear how to clean and prepare the foods found during the workshop.
This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions, including mudflats. The group will be digging clams in mudflats, and should expect a great amount of resistance while walking, as well as muddy, wet clothing and footwear. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.
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