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WINTER SEAWEED FORAGE
COST: $30 General
DATE: 19th August 2018
TIME: 10 am - 12.30 pm (Approx. 2. 1/2 Hours)
LOCATION: Katie Cove Esplanade Williamstown, Victoria Australia 3016
SUITABLE FOR: Adults and young adults
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Come on a Winter Seaweed Forage on Williamstown foreshore. Your guide Chris Rockley will help make sense of the mass collectively called seaweed and show you what is edible or useful locally. You'll learn what, where, when and how to collect in the field. Port Phillip Bay is home to a large variety of native and introduced seaweed. It's one of the few Council areas that we can legally forage seaweed.
In the home, seaweed can be used in a multitude of ways in the kitchen and garden. In the kitchen foraged seaweed is washed and used fresh, blanched, cooked or blended as a green vege substitute. Many are high in iron, iodine and other minerals and can be easily added into salads, soups, dips and other delicious dishes.
Winter sees the weedy but delicious Wakame ready to harvest. We will be tasting freshly picked and washed seaweed on the day. Also you have the chance to harvest enough seaweed for a chosen recipe.
In the garden certain seaweeds can be used as mulch and others can be used to make a seaweed solution. Chris will show you how to make a solution on site.
Any unusual finds will be collected and pressed for further identification. This will be done at the end of the workshop. Anyone interested in learning to press and preserve seaweeds is welcome to stay and watch or help.
Meeting spot for the day is "Katie Cove, Williamstown a little before 10.00am. Bring your hat; gloves; water shoes for walking on rocks; waders or wet suit if you have some and are game to go in; clip lock bag; bottle of water; notepad & pen along with your sense of adventure.
NATURAL HISTORY BASED ART
Drawing the orchids of the Otways
COST: $70 concession or Art & Ecology Contributors
$80 Arts Inc members
DATE: 9th September 2018
TIME: 10 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: Marrar Woorn Apollo Bay Neighbourhood House
6 Pengilley Avenue, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233
For this workshop we'll be using the Wild Otways threatened orchids
as inspiration to draw orchids. Using local cultivars learn all about orchid
anatomy and how to dissect the plant parts to reveal it's reproductive
and hidden elements. Using a microscope and other visual aids you'll
create your own scaled drawings of the smaller parts.
Compose and transfer into an intricate pen and ink drawing. Learn techniques
to show form and detail end up with a drawing you'd be happy to reproduce countless times. Chris will guide you along your journey.
You'll never see orchids the same again.
- Pad of Bond, Bank or photocopy paper.
- Set of graphite drawing pencils or minimum HB &2B eg. Staedtler Mars Lumograph or similar
- Set of technical pens or sizes 005 & 0.2 eg. Pigma Micron or Staedtler pigment liners or similar
- Kneadable eraser
- Clear ruler
- Paper supplied for final drawing along with microscopes and a range of wonderful specimens.