Foraging for Wild Mushrooms – September 2018
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$50.00 – $60.00
Fungi are often a hidden part of natural communities but they are very important and incredibly fascinating in the many ways they work ‘behind the scenes’ of nature. They are a very diverse group adapted to every niche and despite often being tough to find, there are probably mushrooms all around you when you venture into the woods.
Come on a hike with experienced forager and biologist Luke Eckstein to explore the amazing world of fungi and mushrooms this fall! We will see what kinds of mushrooms are fruiting right now, work on our identification skills, and learn about the habits and ecology of the fungi we encounter.
You will learn:
- Mushroom Identification
- Risks, hazards and safety
- Sustainable harvesting
- Which mushrooms to look for at different times of year
You will want to attend if:
- You are curious about mushrooms
- You want to better understand your environment
- You are interested in respectfully harvesting wild edible mushrooms
*Please note that because this workshop takes you out into green urban wild spaces, we cannot guarantee which plants will be available for harvesting.
When: Saturday September 22, 2018 10:00am-1:00pm.
Where: To be announced. Will be within the Guelph area.
Cost: $50.00 – $ 60.00
Class Size: 20 (plus children)
What to bring: A basket to carry your harvested edibles, a small sharp knife, and weather appropriate clothing ** We will be foraging RAIN OR SHINE. ***
*** Kids under 12 years old can attend for FREE with a ticket-holding adult so bring your littles! ***
At university, I studied biology and was entirely amazed by subjects like genetics and cell biology, and I chose to specialize in molecular biology and microbiology. Learning from these fields about how the world works on a scale below what we can see with our eyes is like rediscovering all sorts of things that I thought I knew. I also took courses in plant biology and zoology and have been quite compelled by questions about the origins of life, the story of life on Earth over time and how the world of today came to be. I am obviously still learning and will be for a very long time, but I would love to share my foraging experience and help others discover and rediscover the wonders of the world around us.
- Minga will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by Minga.
- If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 5 days notice, a 100% refund will be issued.
- If a registrant cancels with less than 5 days notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.
- We are unable to provide a refund after the workshop takes place.
- The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.
* Please note that we’ll be sending out information about the specifics of the workshop a few days, including a reminder of what to bring.