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Grow Your Own Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

This superfood is a micro-algae that is 70% Protein, rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Iron. Ideal for vegetarians and you can easily learn to grow it at home in your back yard.

Tyson will share his experience and instructions on how to grow your own micro-algae. Participants can expect to will walk away with easy step-by-step guidelines on what is needed to grow Spirulina. Discover where to find a seed, how to grow it, what it's good for, how to harvest and dry it. Plus, you will get some great recipes to eat freshly harvested Spirulina. Yum!

Suitable for: all ages

Duration: 120 minutes

Presenter: Tyson Hammond


Tyson is a Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, living at Tui Community and working at Tui Balms in Research and Development. He takes workshops at Tui Community for Internships, which are 6 weeks long and happen 4 times a year. He learned to grow Spirulina in 2004 and ran "Growing Spirulina" workshops in the Canary Islands in 2005.


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