Fall Forage: Mushrooms of the Coastal Range
With autumn in Oregon comes the crunch of leaves, the first rains, and the hope of finding mushrooms! More info...
Join educator and hobby mycologist Isaac Weiss for a day in the forest, seeking mushrooms high and low. Isaac will guide beginning foragers in proper harvesting and identification techniques, introducing students to the incredible array of strange and beautiful fungi that populate the forests of the Pacific Northwest. While carefully combing the woods, you’ll learn about the many roles fungi play in the forest ecosystem, from their work to facilitate interspecies communication, to their critical presence for soil regeneration. With some luck and the right weather, students may find Chanterelle, Lobster, Hedgehog or Bear’s Head mushrooms. While we can’t guarantee you’ll go home with anything to grace the dinner table, we can promise this workshop will give you a new appreciation for wild foraged foods, and the skills to continue mushroom hunting! No previous experience necessary.
This forage will take place within a 1.5hr drive of Portland, 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. Unfortunately, WildCraft cannot facilitate transportation or carpooling to and from classes.
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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