Seaweed Foraging and Tasting

Ellen Hutchins Festival, West Cork Sailing and Power-Boating Centre, Adrigole Pier , Co. Cork County
August 20th, 2020 - August 20th, 2020
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Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815) was Ireland’s first female botanist and seaweed (algae) was one of the groups she specialised in. Frances Gallagher, the event leader, has a wide-ranging knowledge of seaweeds, especially in relation to their nutritional and medicinal values. She also has an interesting insight into Ellen's era and the lives of other people on the shore at that time, who would have been collecting seaweeds for food & fertiliser rather than for scientific study.

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