Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (Sept 20) with Henry Stanley
Teacher: Henry Stanley
This class will explore the incredible ecosystem of the intertidal zone, guiding students through sustainable harvest of mussels, seaweed and edible barnacles. Class will begin with a lesson on identifying numerous varieties of seaweed, based on shape, texture, size, taste, and color. We will learn about the seasonality of harvest, how to process and dry seaweed, as well as ocean ecology, and information about red tides, and ocean contaminates. Henry will also guide students through the ID and harvesting of mussels, barnacles and limpets: exploring collection methods, tidal timing, processing techniques and recipes. The day will be spent exploring a beautiful coastal environment, with tide pools, beaches and many interesting species to study. Class will end by having a picnic with what we have harvested, including seaweed, mussels, barnacles, and other intertidal edibles.
This workshop will be held in Nehalem, Oregon, and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness as well as the ability to be outside in potentially inclement weather. Class will run, rain or shine. No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up. Please leave dogs at home.
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