Wild Mushroom Identification Class 2 – 2023 – WA
October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT$147
Learn the skills needed to utilize wild edible mushrooms! Spend an exciting day with Alderleaf learning about wild mushrooms and their many uses.
The class covers mushroom foraging fundamentals, including:
Where to look for different species: habitat preferences
When to harvest different species: seasonal growth patterns
Non-edible look-alikes and poisonous mushrooms to avoid
Tasty recipes for common edible wild mushrooms
Ethical harvesting and how to steward gathering areas
Storing and preserving edible wild mushrooms
A review of useful resources: great books and websites on mushrooms
The course begins with a fascinating slide show presentation that explains how to identify a wide variety of mushrooms found in the Pacific Northwest. The course continues with a mushroom foraging hike (participants must be capable of hiking off-trail on uneven ground). Hand-outs are provided with recipes and resources for further learning.