Seaweed Workshops

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Seaweed workshop overview

NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension are working to help people in New Hampshire understand:

1. The benefits of and possibilities offered by the use of seaweeds in cooking
2. The way in which seaweeds can be used in aquaculture

Seaweed as Food

NH Sea Grant has partnered with UNH Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, and Stages at One Washington (Dover, NH) to develop events for people to learn how to handle, identify and prepare several different species of sea vegetables. Recent workshops have featured an introduction to the types of seaweeds found on the NH coast and demonstrations of how to create creative and healthy dishes using sea vegetables (what seaweed is called once prepared) as an ingredient.

Learn about these recent workshops on



Gabriela Bradt, Ph.D.
Fisheries Extension Specialist
(603) 862-2033

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    Cleaned seaweed prepped for cooking
  • Chef Evan at Stages
    Chef Evan at Stages
  • seaweed and cucumber
    Seaweed and cucumber dish
  • Gabby foraging
    Gabby foraging for seaweed in the field

Jump on the seaweed bandwagon!

Attend our Seaweed Mania! events and learn about the health benefits of seaweed and how to incorporate it in your cooking. Don't know where to buy seaweed? No problem! We have a workshop that shows you the best, local source for seaweed foraging.

Seaweed Mania! Workshops

Known as 'sea vegetables' or 'ocean herbs,' seaweeds (marine macro-algae) are undoubtedly the ocean's most versatile and sustainable resource. Seaweeds are used the world over for food, extracts, personal care products, health products, artistic creations, textiles, and soon, possibly, as alternative fuel!

In collaboration with "Stages Projects," join us in Dover, NH as we gather for a unique bean to bar experience, "When Chocolate Meets Seaweed." Guided by Chef Evan Hennessey of Stages at One Washington and Enna Grazier of Enna Chocolate, a local gourmet chocolatier, you will test the boundaries of taste, textures, smells and explore the world of exquisite "bean to bar" chocolate and local seaweeds to create a unique chocolate confection!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stages at One Washington
#1 Washington Street, #325
Dover, NH

$30.00 per person, adults only. Space is limited.

Register now!

Come to our coast and learn how to identify and forage for edible seaweeds! You will learn about the benefits of incorporating seaweed into your diet, and how to forage responsibly and sustainably! This workshop is fun for adults and kids and is a great introduction to the amazing world of seaweeds!

Cost: $15 per adult; children 10 & under are free. Space is limited. Location will be announced prior to each workshop date.

We will be moving over wet, slick, and rocky terrain. Participants should wear proper foot gear (rubber boots or shoes with good traction that can get wet). Children must be closely supervised during the workshop. Thank you!

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In collaboration with "Stages Projects" join us in a stat-of-the-art restaurant kitchen where you will learn how to process and work with fresh sea vegetables and create your own three-course meal fron 'soup to dessert' all while learning why seaweeds are amazing power foods! You may even have something to take home with you!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stages at One Washington
#1 Washington Street, #325
Dover, NH

$30.00 per person. Adults only.

Register now

foraging for seaweed
variety of seaweed
In the Kitchen with Chef Evan