Edible and Medicinal Salish Sea Seaweeds
Speaker: Dr. Ryan Drum
Native seaweeds have be been consumed regularly by all coastal peoples since the first days. Seaweeds also offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities. Pre-contact and post-contact human uses of native seaweeds will be presented. Samples will be provided.
Ryan Drum, PhD has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. For 10 years he taught Botany at UMASS/Amherst, UCLA, and WWU. Ryan lives in a rustic little hilltop cabin he built 30 years ago on Waldron Island, off the grid, without indoor plumbing or refrigeration. http://www.ryandrum.com
Washington Native Plant Society’s April 18 meeting will beginat 7pm in the Sustainable Living Center education room at the ReStore (2309 Meridian Street). The entrance is off the back alley and the SLC is upstairs.