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

  • Roya Roads University 2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2 Canada (map)

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


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.

Earlier Event: February 28
Sooke Seedy Saturday 2015
Later Event: February 25
Sooke Seedy Saturday 2017