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 22 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!”