Seaweed Excursion – back by popular demand!

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op.

Join the Orcas Food Co-op for a special hands-on learning opportunity: Seaweed Excursion with herbalist Kristy Bredin on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Seaweeds have traditionally been important plants for food and healing among coastal people throughout the world and are a rich source of diverse nutrients uncommonly available in land plants. This three-hour in-the-field adventure will cover: types of local seaweeds, optimal harvest times, sustainable harvesting, drying techniques, healing properties, iodine and thyroid health, external uses of seaweeds and pollution issues. Participants will take home a jar of kelp pickles they will make in class.

Meet at the co-op courtyard. Carpooling will be arranged to the class location. Stop by the co-op or visit to register. There is a $5 additional discount for Orcas Food Co-op Members. For more information, visit or email