Gathering and Using Seaweed in the Garden

One of the benefits of living on the North Shore is our access to seaweed. Learn how to harvest and use this vegetation from the sea.
Native American Indians knew that the addition of sea minerals to their crops helped them grow.

Tools:
- Empty 5 gallon buckets
- gloves
- rake

Cost: $5 - $10 (sliding scale)

Time:

8:30 am, low tide is at 8:00 and we want to get there early in case of beach goers.


Update: Park in Lot 4, you might need to pay for it $2 metered. 


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  • Cassandra C.

    Thought you would like to see what I posted. If you follow the link on the Field Guide, you can find recipes for all of the types of seaweed we harvested.

    http://thesuburbanreaper.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/734/

    May 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much for doing this fabulous write-up and sharing all this great info! Love the pics too! :-)

      1 · May 21, 2014

    • Sara

      Awesome job, Cassandra! Thank you for the info and recipes!

      1 · May 28, 2014

  • Rose G.

    Was unavoidably able to get there. Was hoping
    things would work out in the 11th hour. Everyone
    will have to enjoy the day for me.

    May 17, 2014

  • Boiester

    I lied, and went and it was super easy to pick up, Cassandra was full of great tips (some of which she will post here I believe). Thank you.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm about 10 or 15 minutes away. Be there soon

    May 17, 2014

  • Susanne W

    I'm here. it's a warm rain. I guess I love seaweed as much as comfrey

    May 17, 2014

  • Cassandra C.

    Well I'm still going so the class it's still on

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might leave a little later to let some of these heavier pockets pass so I should be there sometime between 8:30-9:00.

    May 17, 2014

  • Boiester

    pouring rain cancels me! I know where to go now, and will check the tides. Good luck folks.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. Hopefully it will be just regular rain tomorrow morning. If it's the torrential kind, then I won't be able to drive up to NH in it. I'll change my RSVP tomorrow morning depending on if it's looking too torrential for my longer drive. I hope though it's just plain old rain so I can make it to help out. If not, I'll see any folks later in the sunny day who are heading to Amy and Steve's.

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this still happening if it's raining?

    May 15, 2014

    • Cassandra C.

      Come rain or shine. I will be there! A little/lot of rain will just get us wet is all!

      May 15, 2014

    • Cassandra C.

      All are welcome

      May 16, 2014

  • Candace01913

    Can we bring kids (or is anyone else bringing theirs)? My son is 4 but may want to join me. Just want to make sure he won't be a distraction. Thanks.

    May 16, 2014

  • Cassandra C.

    Not postponing this event if it rains. I really need to get some seaweed into my gardens. Just dress for the weather.

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I recently heard about this event and would love to go. If there's anyone in the Wakefield, MA area please contact me because I'm working on my ride situation. I am happy to throw in gas money. Thanks!

    May 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Michelle. I'm in your area, but I plan to head further up into NH after.

      May 15, 2014

  • Louis

    I have some extra plastic buckets, holding ?? gallons each, that I can loan or give away. They're kitty little buckets, which are (for some reason) very durable.

    May 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Louis. I'm coming to help out so I'd love to borrow some.

      May 5, 2014

    • Susanne W

      that's great if there are 2 to spare I'll use them. thanks

      May 15, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Cassandra - I am dog sitting that morning. Do they allow dogs in the area where we will be collecting? She is always leashed.

    May 6, 2014

    • Cassandra C.

      the rules are all over the place on this one... I say bring her.

      May 7, 2014

  • Rose G.

    great.....I'd like whatever you can spare! thanks!

    May 3, 2014

  • Rose G.

    Denise,
    I would be happy to bring an extra rake for you to use to help! ~Rose

    April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Rose.

      May 1, 2014

  • Rose G.

    I will need specific directions please...I will be coming out 101 east from Manchester, NH..... and directions where exactly we will meet, park car, etc. Thanks.

    April 24, 2014

  • Rose G.

    yes.....thank you....Park in lot 4 at 379 Ocean Blvd. Hampton, NH ...thanks.....Is that right close to the beach and is it clearly marked.....? I have never been.....

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do container gardening and I heard that too much salt from the actual seaweed can have a negative affect on container plants. So I'm going to try seaweed water fertilizer this year. But I'd love to come along to help others gather for their buckets. Does anyone have an extra rake I can borrow?

    April 29, 2014

  • Boiester

    What kind of rake Cassandra? Metal or bamboo?

    April 24, 2014

    • Cassandra C.

      Can be any... even a small hand rake

      April 24, 2014

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