The women leaders of Noble Ocean Farms regenerative kelp operation will teach participants about the environmental benefits and nutritional bounty of sea vegetables.
Participants will learn a new healthy recipe made from Alaskan kelp.
Hartney Bay is a prime bird-viewing area.
Taste the umami flavors of ribbon kelp, sugar kelp, and bull kelp: macroalgae superfood.
Learn from locals about Alaska's climate change impacts and innovative ways they are being addressed.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Appropriate warm layered clothing, sunglasses and windbreaker and comfortable shoes.
Learn from Cordova women how to cook with sea vegetables grown at their nearby underwater farm. The culinary possibilities with kelp are endless!
Growing kelp is regenerative because kelp serves as a catalyst for processes of renewal and restoration. Underwater farms provide sheltered habitats for diverse fish populations, often serving as feeding and nursery areas at key life stages. One chef, Barton Seaver, explains ribbon kelp’s uniqueness: “More than any other seagreen, it retains its texture, making it a good choice for adding a bit of crunch to warm dishes". Ribbon kelp is extremely delicate and offers unique umami flavor to salads, soups, or egg dishes.
What can kelp do for your body? Detoxify; reduce inflammation; and provide an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Included: Kelp chowder and seaweed salad.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm layered clothing, sunglasses and windbreaker and comfortable shoes.
Walking information: Minimal walking along the beach while bird-watching.