In this class you will learn:
- Tips for ethical and legal foraging/harvesting
- Where to find different edible seaweed species
- How to easily identify at least a dozen favorite sea vegetables
- Why some kelp beds are disappearing and why this matters
- Techniques for preserving your harvest
Your class fee includes* a full color “Sea Vegetables of the Pacific Coast” identification card (laminated and ready for a dip in the ocean!). Downloadable class notes and extensive resources are provided as well to support your tide pool explorations.
*We’d like to avoid charging shipping to those who do not want a tangible ID card mailed to them. After your purchase, check your email for a link to the Class Page where you’ll find the class videos, notes, and resources. You will also find simple instructions for having your laminated ID Card mailed to you for just the cost of shipping.
About your teacher: Allison Poklemba is an herbalist, botanist, environmental educator, co-director of Dandelion Herbal Center, co-founder of Backcountry Press, and (most importantly!) a seaweed enthusiast. She has been teaching about the joys of foraging for and cooking with sea vegetables for 20 years. Each summer she guides classes through the tide pools of Northern California on seaweed harvest adventures.
Want more? Check out the on-demand class: Cooking with Sea Vegetables
What are people saying about this class?
“I want to emphasize how excellent Allison’s class is – she is so engaging, and makes many concepts easy to understand as well as very interesting. She is great for everyone!”
– Peter Slattery
“Loved this class and loved Allison! She’s great! Very knowledgeable and made the Zoom class so enjoyable and interesting! She’s a wonderful science educator. Highly recommend this class.”
– Miki Takada
“This was such a fun and informative class! I walked away with enough knowledge to feel safe and able to harvest a wide variety of sea veg for so many purposes!! I highly recommend, Allison is such an engaging and informed teacher.”
– Robin Paschall
“I have always been curious and now I feel so informed! I feel empowered to go out there and harvest with confidence, understanding of the local requirements and with the tools I will need! Looking forward to the free lamented i.d. card coming the in the mail! Anyone thinking of taking this course, say “Yes!!!”
– Dendro Corvid
“Great class, I wholeheartedly recommend it!! Allison is a great educator and made all of the material fun to learn. Also her tactile description of the different kinds of sea vegetables were easily translated to a mental picture.”
– Deedee Soto
“Great intro! This class got me really excited and taught me enough to identify and harvest some. My toddler and I have been enjoying feather boa baths now, so fun! Can’t wait for the next class.”
– Ginerva Ryman
“Such a fun class! Allison is engaging and great at explaining things in easily wonderfully accessible ways that make the content easy to understand even for those who have very little experience tidepooling or foraging. I wish I could have taken an in-person class with her but this really was the next best thing. I feel much more confident in my ability to identify and properly harvest seaweed and other sea vegetables and can’t wait to get out on the beach and practice what I learned.”
– Jackson Pritt
“Fantastic webinar. Great photos and super knowledgeable host informing us w/ humor, lay and scientific terminology. Lots of good advice leaving us hungering for the next class w/ recipes for our harvests.”
“Great class! The next day I could confidently identify the seaweed from the class. Can’t wait for the cooking class!”
– Ara Pachmayer
“Thank you for an amazing class! Super excited to learn about what feels like an entire new world to explore and forage sustainably!”
Kim Foster (verified owner) –
Super informative class, with a lot of detailed photos, actionable harvesting tips, and useful tricks for preservation. Allison is a great teacher!
Brianne (verified owner) –
This was a really neat class! It was fun and informative. I learned a lot and am looking forward to getting out and foraging some for myself.
Danielle Osieck (verified owner) –
Really informative and thoroughly enjoyable. I learned so much and now feel inspired to put this wealth of information into practice!
Joanna Priestley –
This was a WONDERFUL, enjoyable, entertaining class. Alison is an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled teacher and she packs the classes with useful , well organized information. Highly recommend!
Geoff (verified owner) –
This class was amazing! I learned so much useful information and feel both confident and inspired to apply what I learned when foraging out on the coast! Thank you for this wonderful class!
Jean Hegland (verified owner) –
I learned so much from this class, and I can’t wait to put it to use. Allison is a very engaging, well-organized, and knowledgable teacher. I would love to study with her again!
Mary Zovich (verified owner) –
Allison really knows her sea vegetables! A very informative class that opened my awareness & appreciation for the rich & diverse tide pool ecosystem – a forest of nutrients within reach that I now have the confidence to approach. Thank you!
Aiyana Bailin (verified owner) –
Great fun and great information! I love Allison’s enthusiasm and humor and all the fun photographs from tide-pooling adventures. The resources are practical and easy to use, and I can’t wait to get out there and get my hands on some seaweed!
Taylor Faye Benedict (verified owner) –
I absolutely loved this webinar! I could feel Allison’s amazing spirit and enthusiasm through the screen and I found her illustrations and maps to be very clear and easy to understand. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and passion with us, I can’t wait to take my info to the beaches!
Kendra A Lovitt (verified owner) –
This was SUCH a fun class even online watching it later on! I have heard of this class living in Humboldt County but just recently found out where to purchase it and I’m so grateful I did! I am so excited to harvest seaweed, I’ve been looking forward to this for a while! Allison’s love of seaweed is so sweet, thank you Allison!
Siena (verified owner) –
Alison is an awesome teacher! Engaging, thorough, knowledgeable and fun. Lots of great photo slides and resources. So excited to visit the ocean and get to know seaweed up close. Thank you!