Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage

Teacher: Tiffany Garner | Date: Sat, 05.18 , 10am-3pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $150 |
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Spend the day learning about mushrooms in the Columbia River Gorge! More info...

Spend a day in the foggy spring forest on the hunt for edible mushrooms! The goal of all WildCraft forages is to locate and learn to identify any mushroom the group discovers, not just the edible mushrooms. Tiffany will help students explore and understand the larger ecosystem that supports the growth of particular fungi, including trees and plants that can be good indicators of specific mushrooms. Tiffany will offer an introduction to the basics of mushroom identification, proper foraging technique, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. 

Though we can’t guarantee you’ll go home with a full basket, we can promise this workshop will give you a new appreciation for wild foraged foods! No previous experience necessary, be prepared for cool weather and muddy trails. Tiffany participated in WildCraft’s 2019 Mycology Teacher Training, guided by Rachel Zoller of Yellow Elanor.

All spring forages will be within a 1.5hr drive of Hood River, OR. The exact meeting location will not be determined until 5 days prior to your forage. Students will be notified of the meeting location by the Monday prior to the workshop date.

Photos 1 & 2 below taken by WildCraft instructor Erin Riddle, of KLiK Concepts.

This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is 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 or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course. PLEASE carefully review it!

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