Coast Range, Clatsop Mushroom Forage (Oct 24) with Kimberly Daeschel
Teacher: Kimberly Daeschel
Fall is the season mushroom hunters dream about! With the cooler temperatures and increased rainfall comes a stunning variety of colorful and edible mushrooms. Spend the day discovering mushrooms near the Clatsop State Forest. Kimberly will introduce students to the interconnected ecology of fungal life, offering recommendations on foraging techniques, harvesting etiquette, as well as guiding students through mushroom anatomy and basic ID guidelines. Kimberly will also discuss home cooking and preservation methods for edible mushrooms. If weather and timing cooperate, this class will be looking for delectable chanterelles, a golden treasure in the forest, among other mushroom species like porcini, bear’s head and hedgehogs. Though we can’t guarantee you’ll go home with edible mushrooms, we can promise this workshop will give you a new appreciation for wild foraged foods! This is an off-site workshop, meeting near the town of Jewell, OR. An exact meeting location and further details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the forage.
This workshop is open to all adults 16 yrs & over, who are prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.
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