Tofino’s 3rd Annual Feast BC Event
Tofino Paddle Surf & Tofino Urban Farm Co. presents:
Start with Superfood: Standup Paddle Board Cruise
Develop basic skills of paddle boarding while exploring our bays and seaweed patches with Tofino Paddle Surf and Tofino Urban Farm Co. Learn about local, sustainable gardening practices that use our coasts’ abundant nutrient rich superfood seaweed as we cruise on paddleboards, enjoying a fun and easy way to experience our bountiful local waters.
Date: Friday, May 31
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $55 + GST
Tickets: Catherine [email protected] 250.266.1997
Why is Seaweed Healthy?
Growing in the ocean, seaweed picks up a range of minerals and other nutrients. It is a fairly simple food, making it easy for the body to break down and release the healthful substances inside, providing a variety of vitamins and minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, potassium, phosphorus, iron, bulk fiber, and vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K).
Similar to how humans appreciate the nutritional content of seaweeds (nori in sushi for example), so do our garden vegetables. As a fall mulch, the nutrients from the seaweed will stimulate plant growth, strengthen plants and build their resistance to disease and stress. A vegetable garden will provide highly nutritious produce when strengthened by our ocean’s bounty; seaweed.