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Sea Vegetables and Other Seashore Edibles of the Pacific Coast

June 2 @ 9:10 am - 12:20 pm

Garibaldi, Oregon.

$30 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details.
Dr. Kallas will lead an expedition to the Pacific coast where participants will learn about, identify, and gather samples of wild sea vegetables and seashore edibles during low tide. Find sea vegetables including nori, kombu, sea lettuce, fucus, alaria, laminaria, stir fry seaweed and more. This event requires climbing up and down some large and potentially slippery rocks to get to the beach, so mobility is an issue. *End time is just an estimate.

Meeting Site

We’ll meet at the Shell station in the center of Garibaldi. Here is a map to the station. From there we will move on to the sea vegetable bed. While waiting, go into the Shell station bathroom and empty your bladder prior to our arrival (force yourself – it’s the last chance you will have for almost 3 hours). Wait patiently in their back parking lot in case we get delayed, get to know the other participants, read a book, change into your beach cloths and shoes. We’ll swing by soon to pick you up and proceed on to the workshop site. You must be there when we arrive or you will miss us. Make sure we have your cell phone number if you have one (in case of an emergency)! Program our number 503-775-3828 into your cell phone. But note that cell phone service in the coast mountain range is almost non-existent so anyone, including the instructor, cannot be reached while traveling there. Low tide is estimated to be around 10:10am

What to Bring
  • A strong white plastic bag, grocery style
  • Scissors
  • Old wettable tennis shoes
  • Raingear
  • Warm layered wool clothing – you may get wet
  • Towel
  • A change of cloths
  • Water
  • A sac lunch
  • Snacks
Whatever you wear, it must protect your knees, shins, and hands. No sandals, flip-flops, or soft-soled water socks unless you love bleeding feet, ankles, and shins! Prepare for variable coastal weather!

Pricing Details

Sliding Scale Economics
Due to hard economic times for some, sliding scales are offered to support individual financial circumstances.  We ask participants to pay what they feel they can afford within the range offered for each workshop.  You decide what to pay using an honest assessment of your individual circumstances.  We do not ask anyone to explain their very personal decision.  The high end is a very reasonable price for these quality workshops for those who are doing well in this economy. Groups must contact us for circumstance-specific rates. Rendezvous have their own rates.
$3 Discounts are available on our Registration Form for adult family members that attend together, Native Americans, full time college students and scout leaders. Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by their parent(s). Children under 7 are free. Children 7 and above pay their age. Classrooms and teachers with students are not eligible for these discounts and must contact us for circumstance-specific rates. Rendezvous have their own rates.
Refund & Transfer Policies
If you cannot attend a workshop you registered for, and you contact us immediately, or at the latest, the last weekday before the event, you are entitled to a refund minus the following administrative handling fees: switching to another workshop = $3; sending you a refund check = $5. If you do not show up for a workshop you registered for, you forfeit the full amount paid.

Enrollment Limited! – Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop. Walk-ons may be turned away if our size limit is reached.

Download the REGISTRATION and WAIVER Forms. Print and fill out these forms and mail them with payment to: Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97215. If there is space and your are a walk-on, bring the forms and payment with you. While you can register many times throughout the year, only a single waiver form is required per person per year (Jan 1 – Dec 31) for all our day events. Multi-day Rendezvous require an additional waiver.


June 2
9:10 am - 12:20 pm
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Dr. John Kallas


Garibaldi Shell Station
701 Garibaldi Ave
Garabaldi, OR 97118 United States
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