Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us for a fun and informative wild mushroom walk!
This session is an introduction to wild mushroom hunting in the Pacific Northwest. It is certainly not an exhaustive course on the topic! We will focus on teaching participants about the ecology and biology of fungi in our area, and the fascinating roles they play in our ecosystem. This includes identifying good mushroom habitats and where to look for common species, how to distinguish their identifying characteristics, and what to expect and how to prepare for a day out in the woods on a mushroom hunt.
This class is a mushroom walk: we always head out into the woods with the hope of finding delicious choice edibles, but our main focus is on educating our fellow hunters about the wonder of the world of fungi whether or not we find any gourmet edible species!
During this half-day experience you will learn ethical harvesting techniques, the basic gear essential to mushroom hunting, and meet a handful of the cast of fungal characters that we have in abundance this time of year. There will plenty of time for questions, and hopefully we'll find some common edible or otherwise useful species which we will share tips on how to use them and maybe have a chance to sample any delicious edibles we find! Bring a sack lunch and water, we will provide fortifying hot Reishi mushroom tea.
Once your purchase is complete you will be directed to download a PDF file with all the information you need to prepare for this event. Once paid and downloaded, this will serve as your reservation for the workshop.
We will be in touch the week prior to our workshop with additional details on where to meet and hopefully to arrange carpools. Thank you!