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Seaweed Foraging Adventures
1.5 hours Cayucos, CA

California’s Central Coast is a sacred place that provides us with beauty, sustenance and fulfillment beyond measure. There are over 20,000 species of algae (seaweed) which grow incredibly fast and are more nutrient dense than most terrestrial plants. As we take you into the beautiful intertidal zone, we will show you how to identify and sustainably harvest some of our favorite varieties of seaweed. If you’re lucky, we may even find some very unique species that have flavor profiles similar to truffles and shallots. Some species, like nori, you may already be familiar with and surprised to find growing abundantly here in California! Along the way, we will point out marine life we come across regularly like octopus, crabs, anemones, nudibranchs, seal lions, otters, and more. After our harvest, we will ereview best processing methods while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Central Coast! We hope to leave you with a new appreciation for seaweed and the knowledge to responsibly enjoy the fruits of the intertidal zone.

*Please be advised there is a chance this adventure may be canceled or rescheduled due to rain, and harvesting seaweed to take home may not be possible at the time of the adventure due to water quality concerns after major rain events. If we need to cancel we will send you a link to reschedule or refund to a gift certificate to reschedule when you're ready.

Please be aware this experience is not​​​​​​​ ADA accessible and requires guests to be able to walk on trails and maneuver on rocks in the tide pools.


 
About Kelpful

We’re a small worker owned cooperative run by women who began with a dream of farming seaweed. We say “This is What Climate Resilience Tastes Like” because seaweed embodies the qualities of a climate resilient resource- it is abundant, renewable, fast growing, and needs no fresh water or fertilizer to grow. Seaweed also sequesters carbon and nitrogen, improving the marine ecosystems where it grows! Collectively, our team has spent decades harvesting and using seaweed in our daily lives. This curriculum has taken years to develop which places high priority on the mindful, responsible harvesting methods that we use. We want everyone to enjoy and immerse themselves in seaweed and become stewards of these extremely special places. We put the ocean first in everything we do. It is with great honor, privilege and gratitude that we offer the experiences we do in order to grow our mindful seaweed foraging community.

 

Seaweed Foraging Adventure Curriculum


Learn
Global and local history, cultural significance and traditional uses of seaweed
How to interact with the intertidal zone 
How tides work and how to identify ideal foraging times
Ethical harvesting and coastal stewardship 
Home processing techniques 
Food, medicinal and self care recipes 

Harvest
Wild harvest and taste a variety of species 
Take home your seaweed (if you would like)

What To Bring
This tour involves going into the intertidal zone (the tide pools). You may get wet up to your ankle or knee. Please wear footwear with good grip that you do not mind getting wet. We recommend water shoes and a dry pair of socks and shoes for afterwards. We will provide the harvesting gear. A cooler with ice is helpful for transporting your harvest back home. A good hat, sunblock, and a waterbottle.

Foraging Schedule
Tue, Jun 25, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:00 AM
Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Fri, Jun 28, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 10:00 AM
Sat, Jun 29, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 10:30 AM
Tue, Jul 2, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 02:00 PM
Wed, Jul 3, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:00 AM
Thu, Jul 4, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:30 AM
Fri, Jul 5, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Sat, Jul 6, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:00 AM
Sun, Jul 7, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:00 AM
Mon, Jul 8, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:30 AM
Tue, Jul 9, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 07:30 AM
Thu, Jul 11, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:30 AM
Fri, Jul 12, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Thu, Jul 25, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Sun, Aug 4, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Mon, Aug 5, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Tue, Aug 6, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Thu, Aug 8, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Fri, Aug 9, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 09:00 AM
Fri, Aug 16, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:00 AM
Mon, Aug 19, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:30 AM
Tue, Aug 20, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 08:30 AM
Wed, Aug 21, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 07:30 AM
Thu, Sep 5, 2024

Seaweed Foraging Reservation


Seaweed Foraging Adventures 1.5 hours Cayucos, CA Seaweed History & Identification  Mindful & Ethical Harvesting Methods  At Home Processing and Recipes for daily life (self care & food)  Family Friendly

1 time at 05:30 PM
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RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

The individual named below (referred to as "I" or "me") desires to participate in the following activity: Seaweed Foraging (the "Activity"), provided by Kelpful Cooperative Inc., a California cooperative corporation with offices located at PO Box 158, Morro Bay, CA 93443 (the "Company"). In consideration of being permitted by the Company to participate in the Activity and in recognition of the Company's reliance hereon, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this instrument (this "Release").

Kelpful’s Seaweed Foraging Classes take place in an outdoor environment near and/or in the ocean. Participants have the option to enter the water at their own risk to forage seaweed. The participant is aware that there are natural hazards in the environment including water, waves, and slippery rocks.

I AM AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE ACTIVITY IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY AND INVOLVES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY INJURIES THAT I SUSTAIN MAY RESULT FROM OR BE COMPOUNDED BY THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE COMPANY, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE OR RESCUE OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE RISK, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY WITH AN EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF THE COMPANY OR OTHERWISE.

I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims which I may have, or which I may hereafter have, whether known or unknown, against the Company, and its officers, directors, members, employees, agents, affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively, "Releasees"), on account of injury, disability, death, or property damage arising out of or attributable to my participation in the Activity, whether arising out of the ordinary negligence of the Company or any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against the Company or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge the Company and all other Releasees from liability under such claims. This waiver and release does not extend to claims for gross negligence, intentional or reckless misconduct, or any other liabilities that California law does not permit to be released by agreement.

I understand that by signing this release, I am waiving any and all claims, of any kind arising out of or attributable to my participation in the Activity, including those claims that may be unknown to me, or which I do not suspect to exist at this time. WITH THE INTENTION OF WAIVING ALL UNKNOWN AND UNSUSPECTED CLAIMS, I HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS, BENEFITS, AND PROTECTIONS I MAY HAVE UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: 

A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorney fees, other fees, the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Release, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, incurred by/awarded against the Company or any other Releasees arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third party related to my participation in the Activity, including any claims arising out of my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of the Company.

I hereby consent to receive from any licensed hospital, physician, or medical personnel any medical treatment deemed necessary if I am injured or require medical attention during my participation in the Activity. I understand and agree that I am solely responsible for all costs related to such medical treatment and any related medical transportation and/or evacuation.

This Release constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Company and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this Release is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Release or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This Release is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the Company and me and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction). Any claim or cause of action arising under this Release may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in the County of San Luis Obispo, California and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

BY PURCHASING THESE TICKETS, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS RELEASE AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE THE COMPANY FOR CLAIMS, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY.