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Seaweed talk and video in Rockland

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Larch Hanson | BDN
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Larch Hanson of Maine Seaweed, LLC., harvesting kelp by hand in Gouldsboro Bay.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Larch Hanson with present a talk and video titled “Seaweeds for Food, Medicine and Fertilizer” 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St. Free and open to the public.

For 40 years, Larch 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 this public event, Larch will share a video to illuminate the rich attributes of seaweeds, the oldest family of plants on Earth. Larch will explain how integrating seaweeds into one’s diet directly benefits the glandular and nervous systems and helps to maintain healthy, alkaline blood. There will be time for questions and discussion.

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