The Sea Gardener

Irelands Ancient Feast 2020

Irelands Ancient Feast Eco Active Social
Irelands Ancient Feast

This year’s ‘Feast’ HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Dine Like A Druid on this Seaweed, Coastal and Hedgerow Wild Food Forage & Feast.

Join The Sea Gardener as we forage for wild food on land and shore and enjoy the foods eaten by the earliest settler’s on the Waterford Coast. Learn how to identify edibles and gather wild food as we forage for seaweed and wild plants to be enjoyed as part of our cook up.
We’ll enjoy wild foods such as Blackberries, Haws, Orache, Knotweed, Sea purslane, Sea Beet/Wild mushroom/Hazelnut tarts; Periwinkles, Raw Fraughan and Hazelnut Cake, Haw Jelly, Hedgerow Jam and Wild mushrooms amongst others, all washed down with Yarrow tea, Dandelion Root Coffee, Beech Noyeau, Local Metalman Ale and Elderflower Cordial!

 

 

Seaweed Foraging

Seaweed Forage and Beach Picnic 

Join us to find edible seaweeds, learn how dry and store and how to prepare & cook with them, to use them in the garden and in the bath. We’ll prepare lunch with our forage afterwards, so you will taste the unique flavours of several species.
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Waterford Harvest Festival 2015

Harvesting the sea in Waterford

Festival forager shines the spotlight on seaweed’s benefits

Marie Power, aka The Sea Gardener, is a Waterford-based seaweed forager, educator, food producer and author of a cookbook and foraging guide called “The Sea Garden.”
The Sea Gardener launched a range of healthy protein snack bars in 2014, and soon after, a savoury caponata, all containing her own special blend of seaweeds. These innovative and tasty foods are broadening the appeal of seaweeds. The products were very well received and are now stocked in stores in Waterford, Cork, Wexford, Kilkenny and Dublin.
Marie has always been interested in wildlife and she now combines her passion for food and ecology in The Sea Gardener business. “We are interested in the source of our food and in making the link between the origin and consumption of food as short and simple as possible.”
The Waterford Harvest Festival takes place from September 11th to 13th and Marie will be educating the public about the benefits of seaweed and showcasing her latest products as part of the Waterford Chamber Skillnet Big Taste tent in the city centre.
Marie Power with helpers    Image: Patrick Browne
Image: Patrick Browne
Marie Power, aka The Sea Gardener, foraging with helpers Katie and Harry Earl on Garrarus beach near Tramore in Co. Waterford. Marie’s book and seaweed products will be available for sale during the Waterford Harvest Festival, which runs from September 11th to 13th. www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie

The Sea Gardener

Seaweed Forager Marie Power is The Sea Gardener.

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Based in Co Waterford but providing foraging events nationwide Marie offers her years’ of experience and indepth knowledge of how to identify seaweed and create tasty and nutritious dishes with it.
There are a number of Sea Foraging Events throughout the year as well as the opportunity to book any of the following:

SEAWEED COOKERY WORKSHOP

A  comprehensive introduction to foraging for and cooking seaweed, including shore walk, cookery demo and tasting and talk & slide show on health benefits.
3 hours: €30

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

A guided walk on the shore showing a range of edible seaweeds, the ecology of the rocky shore. Learn how to forage your own seaweed.  Finish with a beach picnic based on seaweed dishes.  A great time out for all the family.
1.5 hours: €20 per person, €50 per family of 2 adults and children.

GO WILD WITH SEAWEED

Take the Walk on the Wild Side a step  further and  turn your foraged  seaweed  into your  own picnic food.
2 hours: €25 per person  €45 per couple / family

SEAWEED SESSION WITH FRIENDS

An evening out with a group of friends, kicking off with a short talk on the wonders of seaweed, followed by  a light supper made of delectable dishes with seaweed. BYOB and make this a night of novelty and nourishment
2 hours: €35 per person.  Group rates available.
Marie has also published a pocketbook designed for seaweed foragers, “newby” and experienced. It describes the Top Ten edible seaweeds on the Irish coast in detail, with images and drawings of each one to help identify it correctly, recipes and cookery tips for each and information on health benefits and gardening uses.
You can purchase it online here >>
Try The Sea Gardener Food Products – Seaweed bars in the following flavors: Almond & Orange or Coconut & Lime Bars or her Mushroom & Black Olive Caponata here! You can read more about them here >>
To find out more about The Sea Gardener or to book or inquire about any of her events visit www.theseagardener.ie
Email: info@theseagardener.ie
Tel: +353(0)86 8124275
Facebook:The-Sea-Garden
Twitter:  @TheSeaGardener
Location is event based – Google map is for the Fenor, Waterford Meetup Point:

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