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The Sea Garden - Seaweed Foraging and Cookery

The Sea Garden is a pocketbook designed for seaweed foragers, "newby" and experienced. It describes the Top Ten edible seaweeds on the Irish coast in detail, with images and drawings of each one to help identify it correctly, recipes and cookery tips for each and information on health benefits and gardening uses.

There is a section on rocky shore ecology and some interesting anecdotes about seaweed as part of the food heritage of the Waterford coast.

Catherine Cleary launched The Sea Garden in March 2013. She described it as being like having the voice of an expert guide you as you forage on the shore. The publication of The Sea Garden is timely, given the issues we are becoming aware of (through, for example, the horsemeat scandal) around how food is sourced and how to find nutritious and healthy ingredients. She praised the design and content and referred to it as “a little book with a big idea”, saying every chef in Ireland should have it.

Neven Maguire, (Chef MacNeans Bistro) giving a cookery demo in the Tower Hotel, Waterford recently, said “this is an excellent little book, very attractive and easy to follow, seaweed is so good for you – definitely worth having on your cookbook shelf!”.

Wishing you many happy hours foraging & cooking with it………………


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Mention of the Sea Gardener Book on George Hook by Manchan Magan - Newstalk

The Sea Garden is also the perfect gift for foodies, foragers, cooks, chefs, vegetarians, outdoor enthusiasts, parents who want to inspire their children with an interest in the outdoors & healthy eating, anyone interested in food heritage, the Waterford coastline and is especially nice to send to an Irish friend abroad.

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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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