Hood Canal, WA Mushroom Hunt with Amber Meade

Date: Sunday September 27, 2020
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Offsite
Teacher: Amber Meade
Tuition: $120

Learning to hunt for mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest is easy… you just have to look down!

Ok, maybe it’s a little more intricate. Although nature is complex in the way it functions as a whole, it communicates through a simple language. If we learn how to read the signs, we can navigate our way through the woods to find what we’re looking for. On this guided hunt, you’ll learn about the role fungi play in our ecosystem and how to read the signs of nature so you can find your own “secret mushroom spot.” Fall is the most fruitful time of year for mushrooms in western Washington. There’s a chance we’ll find Chanterelle mushrooms, among a variety of other fungi. Class will include lectures on mushroom anatomy, identification, habitat, sustainable harvesting, and cooking. Amber Meade participated in WildCraft’s 2019 Mycology Teacher Training, guided by Rachel Zoller of Yellow Elanor. 

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. Finding morels or other edible mushrooms is not guaranteed. A high level of education, however, is guaranteed! Please leave dogs at home. No previous experience necessary. A detailed packing list is included in the confirmation email, and info about our foraging location will be provided 1 week prior to the trip.

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