Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Seaweed Workshop

At this seaweed workshop, we begin with a trip to the beach at one of the lowest tides of the season to see a diversity of seaweeds growing in their natural environment.  Next, there will be a demonstration of how to prepare some seaweed we harvested in the morning  into a yummy snack.  In the afternoon, there will be two presentations on seaweeds, their healing and nutritional properties, practical ways of incorporating them into one's lifestyle and more.  Seaweed tea and and a variety of seaweed snacks are offered during the presentations and a seaweed hand bath is experienced during a break.

Facilitators:

 Amanda Swinimer, BSc+ Marine Biology, owner/operator at Dakini Tidal Wilds

Christine Hopkins, Aromatherapist, Thalassotherapist, owner at Honestly Tea

 

Cost:  $120.00 (includes seaweed snacks & tea)

Location:  Shirley (exact location TBA)

Click on this link to register:     http://www.dakinitidalwilds.com/shop-online/seaweed-workshop-june-25-2017-10am-to-4pm

Edible Seaweed Identification Foray with Dakini Tidal Wilds & Wild Mountain
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Edible Seaweed Identification Foray with Dakini Tidal Wilds & Wild Mountain

  • Whiffin Spit Road Sooke, BC, V9Z Canada

by Slow Food Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Tickets:  $15.00-20.00    

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edible-seaweed-identification-foray-with-dakini-tidal-wilds-wild-mountain-tickets-34735572031

DESCRIPTION

Sunday, June 11th at Whiffen Spit Park in Sooke - Amanda Swinimer, marine biologist and seaweed harvester for Dakini Tidal Wilds and Chef Oliver Kienast from Wild Mountain Food & Drink and member of the Slow Food Chef’s Alliance, will lead a wild foods foray along the coast, identifying seaweeds and their culinary uses.

Seaweed snacks included.

Meet in the Whiffen Spit parking lot at 10am.

Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Amanda on The Food Network!!!

This past summer I had a blast hanging out with two chefs and buddies who were RV'ing across Canada in search of the most unique and high quality ingredients which they could work their magic with.  So I took them out with me harvesting seaweed!   Catch 'Chuck & Danny's Road Trip' March 10th at 6pm and 9pm nationwide on The Food Network.  This episode is part of a 6 part series airing on the Food Network Fridays at 6pm and 9pm PST/EST beginning March 3.  The episode that I will appear on is MARCH 10th.  

For more info, check the official sites:  

Twitter~    @Foodnetwork.CA

Facebook~   Food Network Canada

http://www.travelzoo.com/ca/blog/chuck-dannys-road-trip/

 

 

Sooke Seedy Saturday 2017
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Sooke Seedy Saturday 2017

  • Sooke Community Hall

Come visit Dakini Tidal Wilds at Sooke Seedy Saturday! We'll be selling our Hand-Harvested Sustainable Seaweeds, Wild-Crafted & Organic Herbal Medicinal Salves and Wild-Crafted Teas from the Pacific Northwest.

May
30
9:00 am09:00

Discover the Practical and Therapeutic Properties of Local Seaweeds: A Hands-On Field Trip

  • Roya Roads University

Cost: $135 + applicable taxes
Best to Register by: Sat, May 16, 2015

Please note that the workshop includes a trip to the beach at low tide and working hands-on with our wild seaweeds.

Course Description:
Spend a day at the beach getting to know our local seaweeds, their healing and nutritional properties and practical ways to integrate them into a healthy lifestyle. Learn about the many uses of seaweeds as topical therapeutics, in personal healthcare, and in preventing chronic illnesses. Get your hands wet and discover how to identify local seaweeds, their ecological benefits and how you can protect this incredible and important natural resource.

Learning Outcomes:
• Identify Local Seaweeds
• Practical uses of Seaweeds in Personal Healthcare
• Protecting the Resource
• Eco-benefits of Seaweed

Facilitators:

Christine Hopkins
is a Registered Aromatherapist – Thalassotherapist (seaweeds) with over 15 years in an Integrated Practice, incorporating Essential Oil Therapy and Thalasso & Balneotherapy for preventative health care and total body and skin care. She has taught for many years in the field of Complementary Care, focusing on the phenomenal healing properties of essential oils in combination with extraordinary nutritional and therapeutic properties of our West Coast seaweeds.

Amanda Swinimer’s deep love of the ocean and the rainforest brought her to the west coast of Vancouver Island where she started her own business, Dakini Tidal Wilds, in 2003. For 12 years, Amanda has been sustainably harvesting, by hand, edible seaweeds, wild herbs and crafting products from these wild gifts. She has taught at UVic, Bamfield Marine Science Center, public schools and through private venues. She holds a BSc degree in Marine Biology, minor in Oceanography from Dalhousie University.

Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Discovering Our Local Seaweeds

  • Royal Roads University

Length: 3 hours

Cost: $45 + applicable taxes
Best to Register by: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Course Description:
Spend an evening getting to know our local seaweeds, their healing and nutritional properties and the many ways you can integrate them into a healthy lifestyle. Learn to use seaweeds in personal healthcare, as topical therapies, as well as in preventing chronic illnesses. Discover how to identify local seaweeds, their ecological benefits and how to protect this rich and important resource.

Topics:
• Local Edible Seaweeds: Nutritional and Medicinal Properties
• Therapeutic Topical Uses of Seaweeds
• Preventative Uses of Seaweeds in Chronic Illnesses

Facilitators:

Christine Hopkins is a Registered Aromatherapist – Thalassotherapist (seaweeds) with over 15 years in an Integrated Practice, incorporating Essential Oil Therapy and Thalasso & Balneotherapy for preventative health care and total body and skin care. She has taught for many years in the field of Complementary Care, focusing on the phenomenal healing properties of essential oils in combination with extraordinary nutritional and therapeutic properties of our West Coast seaweeds.

Amanda Swinimer’s deep love of the ocean and the rainforest brought her to the west coast of Vancouver Island where she started her own business, Dakini Tidal Wilds, in 2003. For 12 years, Amanda has been sustainably harvesting, by hand, edible seaweeds, wild herbs and crafting products from these wild gifts. She has taught at UVic, Bamfield Marine Science Center, public schools and through private venues. She holds a BSc degree in Marine Biology, minor in Oceanography from Dalhousie University.