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Welcome to the Sea Gardener Website

If you are interested in seaweed cookery, foraging, health benefits, garden and beauty uses, there is something here for you.


The Sea Gardener

If you are interested in seaweed cookery, foraging, health benefits, garden and beauty uses, there is something here for you.

We have been running seaweed workshops along the Co. Waterford coast since 2008 and  are now sharing the knowledge through a range of workshops and cookery demonstrations and a new book – The Sea Garden.

Book into a workshop to learn more about cooking with seaweed and how to find what you need on the amazing Irish coastline. Develop the confidence to create appetising and highly nutritious food using this re-discovered superfood.

In our workshops, we will take you through the process of foraging the tastiest varieties and incorporating them into your cooking, to enjoy the distinctive taste and health benefits.

Our new book The Sea Garden complements the workshops, and is an ideal starter guide to this fascinating subject.

Check this website for more information about the workshops, to get your copy of the book and to send us a message with your own seaweed stories or queries!



  • Thanx to both yourself & Kevin for a marverllous, natural experience. We brought a load of seaweed home & Bernie has been diligently drying it. Found it very easy to identify each type - once we had stretched it out & used your book as a guide.

    I loved it but kinda knew that it'd be class. The big thrill for me was seeing the kick that Ber & the two boys got out of it.

    Really taken with Kilfarassey - beautiful place - loved those craggy rocks that we were looking out on. Also loved the food - all of it! The raw stuff to begin with as well as the more prepared food at the table.

    It’s funny but the book is beginning to resonate more with us now & you've also taken away some of the fear.

    Top Class Marie - well done.

  • Dear Marie,

    thanks again for a great, informative outdoor lecture about seaweed and sampling....I thoroughly enjoyed it...will let you know about my any progression with seaweed cookery and remedies... All people very also very friendly, great atmosphere.... Thanks so much to you again and your husband.

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About Us

We are passionate about seaweed - foraging for it, cooking with it, sharing our knowledge and experience with others, sustainably using it, recognising that it is part of an important and quite amazing ecological web.

Marie Power, aka, The Sea Gardener, grew up on the Copper Coast of Co. Waterford and leads walks, give talks & workshops on seaweed and rocky shore ecology for people who want to know more about this indigenous health food.

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