Edible Shellfish

presented by: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Starts:Friday, June 21, 2013  5:30 AMEnds:Sunday, June 23, 2013  4:00 AM



Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368

Event Description:


Join the Boyden Brothers for a weekend that focuses on the collection, preparation, and consumption of incredible edible invertebrates found locally. We’ll examine the ecology of the collection sites, discover and practice proven collection techniques, and discuss the biology (ecology and anatomy) of various collected species. The workshop will culminate with a great feast at Sitka in which everyone will participate in the preparation and consumption of the collected fare. Families are encouraged to enroll together. The hours for this workshop are Friday, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm; Saturday, 5:30 am to 3:00 pm; and Sunday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. On Friday night, the workshop introduction will be held at the Sitka Center. Off-site meeting locations for Saturday and Sunday will be provided on Friday evening.


About the Instructor

Frank Boyden is co-founder of the Sitka Center and a local legend as fisherman and hound of water creatures. 

Allen Boyden has been digging clams for almost sixty years. In 1998 he won first prize in the Central Coast Clam Eating Contest by devouring 228 of the mollusks.

Bradley Boyden has been teaching biology to young people for over thirty-five years.

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