Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of North America's most respected sources of herbal knowledge. Wear a hat and dress for all kinds of weather – it can get pretty cold out there. Good rubber boots are recommended, or for the hardy, some water socks. At the end of the class we will gather together on the beach for lunch. Ryan will continue to share seaweed information and answer questions. Please bring a treat to share. Ryan delights in wild foods. Bring a sack lunch and plenty of fluids.
We will not be legally allowed to harvest seaweed at this location so Ryan will be bringing an assortment of his carefully harvested sea vegetables, if you want to purchase some.
Two separate days will be offered as the classes fill up quickly. Class cost (each day): $35.00 per person. Register through http://www.dandelionbotanical.com/classes.html#class219.
Sunday May 26th 9:30 – 2:00
Monday May 27th 10:00 – 2:00
Location: Partridge Point in Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island. More specific directions will be given as we get closer to the weekend. Also, a pass will be required to go to the park www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Ryan Drum is a scientist, herbalist and local seaweed expert. He has been growing, harvesting and teaching about medicinal and edible plants for 40 years in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan has a strong background in chemistry, cellular biology as well as both plant and human physiology. All of this he infuses with knowledge of the land; rich with story, ecology and playfulness. It’s hard to coax Ryan off of Waldron, an Island in the San Juans. More info at www.ryandrum.com.