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Seaweed Foraging Events 2015

The Sea Gardener Foraging Events & Workshops

Marie Power aka The Sea Gardener runs a number of seaweed foraging events throughout the year and is found at many of the food festivals nationwide. She also provides individual and customized events such as Seaweed Cookery Workshops, Picnics and Seaweed Sessions With Friends!
 2014 Events

  • April 12 & 13
    Forages & Cookery Demos, Dungarvan Food Festival
  • May 1
    Talk at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Wexford Field Naturalists Club
  • May 17
    Seaweed Forage, Baginbun Beach. WFNC
  • May 18
    Seaweed Forage, Bealtaine Festival, Kilfarassey, Co. Waterford
  • June 15
    Cookery Demo with Cycle Forage at The Tannery to celebrate Bike Week
  • June
    Cookery Demo, The Bay Cafe, Dunmore East Food Festival
  • July 27
    Beach Picnic & Forage, Kilfarassey
  • August 10
    Beach Walk & Forage, Rathmoylan & Ballymacaw, Co.Waterford
  • Sept 10
    Waterford Harvest Festival
    October
    Bia Bofinne, Inishbofin Food Festival
  • October
    Dingle Food Festival

 For more details Theseagardener.ie or Follow Marie on Twitter:@TheSeaGardener

Eco Tour of Ireland Day 10 Part 2

A Visit to Gortbrac Organic Farm & Eco Cabins Tralee

Like magic, the rain disappeared after I left Tralee Bay Wetlands and I found myself arriving (very easily – thanks again to my trusty Smartphone companion Google Maps) at a quaint little sign for Gortbrac Organic Farm.
Gortbrac Organic Farm is much more than an Organic farm. Owned, Created (literally) and Managed by Ian and Eileen Mc Grigor – with help from Cathy Eastman :), Gortbrac Organic Farm offer comfortable private Eco Accommodation and lot’s of really cool and interesting workshops and events throughout the year. 
Workshops held here include Mushroom Foraging, Natural Cosmetics, Seaweed Foraging, Biodiversity, Woodland Management, Coppicing and oh so much more!
Ian’s background is in biodiversity and education so he can put together a customised grow plan for your school, club, business or private area based on working with what already exists and the introduction of suitable native species.
Accommodation is available and eco friendly with two eco cabins available for rent both utilising best sustainable practices yet having a bit of luxury ( regular loos anyone?) thrown in for good measure!
I really enjoyed my visit here and plan to head back very soon – for the seaweed forage if I can get out of a pre arranged date!
For contact details on how to contact Gortbrac Organic Farm online visit their profile page here >>
Listen to our EcoTour Audio with Ian here:
https://soundcloud.com/ecoactive/gortbrac-organic-farm

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