(Written September 2020)
From Beth…. When I think of September, I think of the change in seasons, new beginnings and airs of excitement. This particular September the 19th, after months of postponement due to Covid-19, we held our very first workshop.
The workshop was held at Bracelet Bay, a stunning spot with limestone cliffs, pebbly sands, numerous rock pools to explore and of course, plenty of seaweed! Here we all took part in a beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage. We shared some practical experience in seaweed identification and how to find seaweed to eat. We shared some surprising nutritional facts about this humble sea vegetable, and had some fun creating seaweed potions with Câr-Y-Môr. To top the day off, The Shared Plate had prepared an amazing seaweed meal, alongside seaweed tea, for us all to enjoy.
Thanks so much to everyone who came. We loved sharing our love of seaweed and the ocean with you all, and connecting with so many interesting people. We hope that you all left feeling inspired to learn more about seaweed as a sustainable food source, and will have a go at looking for and cooking your own.