Seaweed Notebook by Robin Harford

Seaweed Notebook

A Forager's Guide to the Edible Seaweeds of the British Isles

The Forgotten Story of Britain's Edible Seaweeds

The Seaweed Notebook covers the traditional and modern use of edible seaweeds in the British Isles and Ireland.

It traces their story from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. Through their food, medicine and folklore.
In this new multimedia online course, you’ll learn about which species are rich in minerals and trace elements. Proteins and vitamins. Dietary fibre, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Seaweed is finally being recognised as an amazing superfood. Nutrient packed and full of delicious umami tastes.

Inside you'll discover...

... the latest cutting-edge research into edible seaweeds. How they are becoming new medicinal foods, and the role they might play in the future of health-care.

Toxicity, contraindications and possible side-effects are covered.
The Seaweed Notebook also includes 16 separate, comprehensive notebooks. Each one covers a common edible seaweed found around Britain.

Each additional notebook traces the seaweed's "Forgotten Story". 

They include full colour photos and video to help with identification. Each one is fully referenced.
You also get delicious, mouth-watering recipes to inspire you to start playing with seaweeds in your kitchen.

The Notebooks get updated as new information becomes available. So you will always have the latest edition at no extra charge.

This compelling multimedia publication celebrates seaweeds as the versatile and extraordinary food and medicine that they are.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of The Seaweed Notebook?

90% of the publication is long-form text. It includes videos and high quality photos (published as web-content).

Are recipes included?

Yes. All recipes are vegetarian.

Life’s busy and I’m short on time. Are the videos long?

In total there’s 40 minutes of seaweed identification videos. Each individual seaweed video is no longer than 5 minutes.

Is this a one-time payment or a recurring subscription?

You only pay once. This includes lifetime access and free updates.

Do I have to be at a desktop computer to access the material?

You can access the material on a mobile, tablet or computer… anytime, anywhere.

Why didn’t you publish this as an e-book or PDF?

The multimedia format makes it easier to deliver the videos, add new photos and update the content. This means you’ll always have the latest edition.

I really want this, but I’m not sure it is right for me. Is there a money back guarantee?

I stand behind everything I publish. If The Seaweed Notebook is not precisely what you want, you may request a refund within 14 days, for any reason - no questions asked.

Praise for The Seaweed Notebook

A high readable, intuitive and comprehensive guide. What I find useful are the numerous photos and video which enables you to appreciate what each seaweed looks like in slightly different environments and maturity. Also the detail on the uses both for food and medicine.
Sean Pickering
The notebook is fabulous! I love the amount of information you’ve amassed, especially like the blending of clinical research and folklore uses. Congratulations on a job well done!
Ancel Mitchell
A very good, professional production with a user-friendly layout and high quality illustrations. It was well worth the money and the added bonus that it is continually updated, offering an increasing amount of new content and consequently new experiences makes this a rarity.
Richard Meek

About The Author

Robin Harford is an ethnobotanical researcher, professional forager and wild food educator.

He is the founder of, which many consider to be the foremost UK site on wild edible plants.

Robin has been teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008. 
BBC Countryfile recently voted his foraging courses the best in the UK, placing him at #1 in their Top 10 chart.

Robin travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and more recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe.

He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

What's included?

Video Icon 3 videos File Icon 5 files Text Icon 88 text files


Start Here
The Seaweed Notebook
Seaweed In Industry
Seaweeds In Cuisine
Seaweeds In Modern Medicine
The Nutritional Value Of Seaweeds
Toxicity, Contraindications & Side Effects
Overview of 15 Common Edible Seaweeds
Bladderwrack Notebook
The Story of Bladderwrack
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Channel Wrack Notebook
The Story of Channel Wrack
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Dabberlocks Notebook
The Story of Dabberlocks
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Dulse Notebook
The Story of Dulse
Botanical Profile & Distribution
1 min
Eggwrack Notebook
The Story of Eggwrack
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Forest Kelp Notebook
The Story of Forest Kelp
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Irish Moss Notebook
The Story of Irish Moss
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Laver Notebook
The Story of Laver
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Video #1
1 min
Video #2
1 min
Oarweed Notebook
The Story of Oarweed
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Pepper Dulse Notebook
The Story of Pepper Dulse
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Seagrass & Sea Lettuce Notebook
The Story of Ulva
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Sea Spaghetti Notebook
The Story of Sea Spaghetti
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Serrated Wrack Notebook
The Story of Serrated Wrack
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Sugar Kelp Notebook
The Story of Sugar Kelp
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Velvet Horn Notebook
The Story of Velvet Horn
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Wireweed Notebook
The Story of Wireweed
Botanical Profile & Distribution
Articles & Downloads
[chart] Best Times to Gather Seaweeds
34.7 KB
[chart] Nutritional Value of Seaweeds
81.7 KB
[chart] Where Seaweeds Grow by Tidal Range
2.12 MB
[ebook] Kelp: The Health Giver
[ebook] Ocean Medicine: The Miracle of Brown Seaweed Extract
Foraging & The Law
Foraging Code of Conduct
How to Dry & Store Your Seaweed Harvest
Bean & Seaweed Soup
Chickpea-Seaweed Breads
Dabberlocks & Tofu
Dulse Marmalade
Instant Seaweed Pickle
Kelp Relish
Sea Spaghetti & Beansprout Salad
Seaweed & Pea Cakes
Seaweed Bulgar Broth
Seaweed Cornbread
Seaweed, Nettle & Tofu Soup
Seaweed Sauerkraut
Slow Simmered Sea Spaghetti
Spicy Dulse Salad

About The Author

Robin Harford is a plant-based forager, ethnobotanical researcher and wild food educator. He has published numerous foraging guide books.

He established his wild food foraging school in 2008, and his foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

Robin is the creator of, which is listed in The Times Top 50 websites for food and drink.