The Seaweed Man of Gouldsboro Bay to speak in Rockland

Aug 22, 2014
Larch Hanson will show a video and discuss seaweed for food, medicine and fertilizer during a talk Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland.

Rockland — On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Larch Hanson will present an engaging talk and video titled “Seaweeds for Food, Medicine and Fertilizer” at The Dancing Elephant at 16 School St. in downtown Rockland.

Known worldwide as the Seaweed Man of Gouldsboro Bay, Hanson is an expert on the healing qualities of seaweeds, as well as on sustainable harvesting techniques. The evening event is free and open to the public.

For 40years, Hanson has been using rowboats and his hands to harvest seaweeds off Gouldsboro Bay. He has created a community of apprentices and volunteers to carry out the work with him. At the public event, he will share a video to illuminate the rich attributes of seaweeds as the oldest family of plants on Earth. Hanson will explain how integrating seaweeds into ones diet directly benefits the glandular and nervous systems and helps to maintain healthy, alkaline blood.

There will be time for questions and discussion, and attendees will walk away understanding the healing qualities of seaweeds and how to incorporate them into daily life.

For more information about Hanson, visit For more information about the event, contact Leslie Stager at 323-5101.

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