Join Ryan & Don on beautiful Pender Island, June 4th & 5th, 2016 for an informative and fun weekend exploring the seaside and learn what seaweeds you can use for food and medicine.
Did you know that "melatonin is abundant in many seaweeds, up to 1000 times the amounts found in land plants such as Feverfew and St. John’s Wort? This may explain some of the calming effects of eating seaweeds. Night-time harvested seaweed has much more melatonin content than daytime-harvested seaweed of the same species. There may be some useful therapeutic opportunities using seaweed-sourced melatonin." Ryan Drum
Seaweeds are a miracle food that have been a key component in coastal people’s diets since at least 12,000 BCE. Bringing seaweed into our daily lives is advantageous to our well being for many reasons. Come learn about some of the phenomenal nutritive and medicinal benefits of these water world wonders! In this class we will look at the unique properties of the 3 categories of macro algae. Botanically, seaweeds are classified as Green, Brown, or Red. A particular seaweed’s placement in one of these groups is determined first by its photosynthetic pigments, then its reproductive mode, then its micro and macro morphologies, and finally by its phycopolymers. The obvious visual color of a particular seaweed species may not match its taxonomic color, which can be confusing to the beginner, so come and get educated by seaweed expert Dr. Ryan Drum.
Our main focus will be on local seaweeds and how to incorporate them into your life.
To accomodate Ferry Schedules we have made the times easier for people to travel.
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The workshop begins at 12:00 pm sharp, Saturday, June 4th. We will be around tidal pools and barnacle covered rocks so bring appropriate foot wear. We will also be in full sun exposure.
For more information about Pender island visit the The Pender Island Chamber of Commerce (Click here)Cancellation policy:
Shingle Bay (Cannery Beach to the locals).
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gulf/visit/visit2.aspx Scroll down to Pender Island - Shingle Bay Campground. There are only 10 sites but they are a good size and by sharing we should be able to get everyone who wants to camp a spot. It is $5.00 per person night and I recommend that you pay for 2 nights even if you are only coming on Saturday so you are guaranteed a spot.
Full refund up to 7 days before the workshop. No refunds 7 days prior to the workshop.