Introduction to foraging wild edible and medicinal fungi
- 5 hr5 hours
- 200 US dollars$200
Friday - Monday 9 am and 2:30 pm This workshop is specialized to get you started with the tools and knowledge you need to begin foraging yourself for wild mushroom species. How to identify the edible and medicinal species as well as their poisonous look a likes. We will also cover any poisonous species we come across as well as what you may expect to find on your own throughout the season. The workshop will be held in local forested areas and will change from week to week depending where there will be the most diverse example of species we can find in that time and place. We will also cover the culinary and medicinal applications of the species we come across as well as the conditions you are most likely to find them in. Much of that information is based on soil temperatures, and humidity as well as what trees certain mushrooms have a relationship with. So we will also be covering tree identification out in the field as well. Legality of where you can and cannot pick fungi or plants will be covered as well. The workshop will be accompanied by a shared Google doc summarizing each species we cover on our walk detailing their culinary and medicinal value as well as where to look for them. This document will include a list of references (books) and online sources that will get you started on your own. Also accompanying the workshop will be a shared google photo album with photos of species we come across and any poisonous look a likes they may have. These will all be labeled by common and scientific names. Workshop duration is approx 5 hours as there is a lot of information and ground to cover during our walk through the woods. Price is $200 per person and is limited to individuals and small private groups of 8 people to enhance the learning experience of attendees. Children are welcome and are free up to 12 years old. I am hosting workshops Fridays through Mondays at 9 am throughout the majority of the foraging season which runs April through late October/ early November.
Beacon, NY, USA