class: Seaweed Safari – “Eat safely from the Sea” (choose 1 of 2 days)

more info here: 

Note: this is on Whidbey Island

Instructor Ryan Drum
Details 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. Dandelion has been hosting this class for the last several years – it only happens once a year. So, 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. This class will be held at Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island.

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. Everyone is encouraged to take a look at his website

to read more about radiation issues and seaweed.

Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG, has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England . For 10 years Dr. Drum taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst,UCLA, WWU). He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 25 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools.

Two separate days will be offered as the classes fill up quickly.

Saturday, May 17th 10am-2pm
Sunday, May 18th 11am-3pm

Fee $35
notes More specific directions will be given as we get closer to the weekend. Also, a pass will be required to go to the park

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