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Experience: "Seaweed Secrets"

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Uploaded on May 27, 2010

There's something magical about walking along the shoreline at Point Prim, Prince Edward Island feeling the gentle breeze on your face and soft crunch of the seaweed beheath your feet but what you may not realize are the secrets held within those bits of eel grass, Irish moss, kelp and sea lettuce.




For generations, the Gillis family has collected and sold Irish moss they've raked from the shore around the Point. Within the shadow of the Island's oldest lighthouse, they've reaped the bounty of the sea and now are willing to share that experience with you. And along with marine botanist Dr. Irene Novaczek will share the secrets of these sea plants!

Sitting on the beach, Irene will show you the different kinds of seaweeds found along the Island's shores...many of which are edible and have medicinal properties. By feeling, smelling and touching each plant she'll show you how to identify them and where to look for them. Then she'll explain how to collect them safely and sustainably as well as clean and preserve them for use at home. She'll tell you about the special elements and compound each sea plant contains and how they can be valuable additions to your diet.

For more information on our "Island Experiences" please visit our website www.experiencepei.ca or for more information on our Bed & Breakfast please visit www.briarcliffeinn.com

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