This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms. Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, a mushroom foray in the woodland, cooking and sampling wild mushroom pizzas! Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each group of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable species found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!
Bring a bag lunch, camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about, or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER! Suggested field guide: North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Miller & Miller 2006.
About the Instructors: Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help protect rare insect species and their habitats. She spends her free time documenting, identifying, and enjoying fungi. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on this planet is powerful and often underestimated. During the summer, he and Sarah grow and market vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN. For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website: www.mycomagnet.com
To Register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Deb at 651-335-3449. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Payment is accepted by check and PayPal. For directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat, go to www.norwegianwoodretreat.com and click on the Google Maps link.