Seaweeds are a miracle food that have been a key component in coastal peoples diet 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; reds, browns, and greens. Our main focus will be on local seaweeds and how to incorporate them into your practice. We will also discuss a variety of other traditional uses for seaweeds, some easy recipes to prepare, and how they can help regenerate the planet.
The first half of the day will be in class theory, and the afternoon will be spent out in the field.
In the intertidal zone we will learn to identify local species, as well as sustainably and safely wild harvest your own!
Angela Willard received her Clinical Herbalist Diploma from the Wild Rose College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2005. She has since been in practice as an Herbalist through many avenues including consulting, growing herbs, wildcrafting, and co-creating the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary which offers a full spectrum variety of herbs, herbal preparations, and superfoods (www.harmonicarts.ca). She actively adds herbal and health tools to her basket through continual upgrading of her knowledge with a strong focus on Women's health and wellness. Sharing information that empowers people to live with integrity to their highest potential is a strong calling that fuels her on this path. She divides her time in equilibrium between raising a young family and nourishing her passionate purpose as an herbalist.
Class time 10-4,
Saturday July 23rd 2016