8:30 am Field work
12pm Illustrated Presentation at Fort Ross Visitor Center auditorium
Join us for the second annual Seaweed Workshop at Fort Ross!
We live in abundance, including a rich variety of seaweeds! Seaweeds can be used as food, medicine and fertilizer.
Nori, wakame, bladderwrack and kombu are just a few of the local seaweeds that we'll learn about. Go out in the morning with expert guidance, we'll go on a foray and practice our identification skills and more.
Later in the afternoon, the informative illustrated presentation includes how to identify, sustainably harvest and use our coastal "sea vegetables" and will also discuss pollutants, the health of our coastlines, harvest cycles and the health benefits of seaweed.
Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg. She teaches Sustainable Agriculture at Santa Rosa Junior College and vends at the Sebastopol and Healdsburg farmer's markets. Heidi is an avid seaweed harvester and the only legal commercial seaweed harvester in Sonoma County.
Special event fees apply; $40 full day including lecture and field work, or $20 lecture only (plus California State Parks $8 per car entrance fee).
Tickets can be purchased at: Eventbrite
Brought to you by Fort Ross Conservancy
19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450