“Do you like your food super fresh and your outdoor experiences rugged with plenty of nature connection, exercise, cool science, and brisk open air? Then you might enjoy a weekend of seaweed foraging with community herbalist, nutrition consultant, gardener, permaculturalist, ethnobotanist, licensed commercial kelp harvester, and longtime Berkeleyite, Tanya Stiller,” wrote Edible East Bay contributor Jillian Steinberger-Foster after attending one of these adventures in 2021.
Tanya Stiller is now offering two full-immersion-learning seaweed foraging coastal camping adventures, one on June 17–19 in Pescadero and the other on July 15–17 in Mendocino. You’ll collect seaweeds like sea palm, nori, wakame, kombu, and Turkish towel as you learn about seaweed identification, sustainable tide pooling practices, local ecology, and how to honor traditional uses and rights to land and resources. Sessions also include preserving and cooking the seaweeds you are collecting and using them to create your own spa treatments.