Wild Seaweed Health Network

Philo, CA

Wild Seaweed Health Network

Betty Stechmeyer

Betty and her late husband Gordon started the 'Gem Cultures' business in 1980. They wanted to make available a food that could be used as a meat analog as inspired by the book 'Diet For A Small Planet' by Frances Moore Lappe. Betty had a sour dough starter that she was carrying around with her since her hippie days. Gordon had a 'Viili'culture that his family had brought with them from Finland at the turn of the century. Through the years they found other cultures and have been able to carry them on like the families used to do. She is now the proud owner of 15 cultures and tries to add more as they come along. Several of these cultures are useful in seaweed fermentation such as 'Natto Miso'.

Dr. Joyce Young N.D. IBCLC.

Joyce is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, having earned an N.D. (Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she has a private practice. Presently completing a Master of Oriental Medicine Degree. (Classical Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Qi Gong and Shiatsu massage). Joyce consults and lectures nationwide.

Bruce Herring

Shared his famous 'Majoon'candies at our Wild Seaweed Convivium. They are awesome, nutritious and delicious and a wonderful way to injest the medicinal and healing properties of the healing herb ganga and seaweed that our planet earth provides us. Please email him for the recipe.

Captain Fathom

In his book Captain Fathom's Fables, Allen Graham tells how he became a living hippie legend on the Mendocino Coast. Both Mendocino County's first commercial Sea Palm harvester and Father of the County measure 'G' allowing us to grow 25 marijuana plants each for personal use. The awesome Captain Fathom will address the topic: Seaweed For Super Weed.

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