How to create a seaweed barn raising - Heidi Herrmann

In this week's episode, I talk with Heidi Herrmann, a seaweed foraging expert and one of our teachers at forageSF. Heidi discusses the practical aspects of seaweed foraging and her journey in transforming this unique skill into a successful business and community activity.

This episode takes you through the practicalities of seaweed harvesting on the California coast. Heidi shares details about sustainable foraging practices, the origins of her company, Strong Arm Farm, and how community involvement plays a key role in her business. We cover everything from preparing for early morning tides to the realities of harvesting seaweed with a group of volunteers.

Heidi's story is not just about running a business; it's about community engagement, offering novel experiences, and connecting with the natural world. Whether you’re already interested in foraging or just curious about the world of seaweed, Heidi's practical insights are informative and engaging.

Learn more about Heidi Herrmann:
  • Strong Arm Farm: https://www.strongarmfarm.com/
  • forageSF Seaweed Foraging Classes: https://www.foragesf.com/seaweed-foraging

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How to create a seaweed barn raising - Heidi Herrmann
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