Mt Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 24th) with Rachel Zoller
Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest learning about the wonderful world of mushrooms and fungi. The group will encounter a variety of mushrooms and plants, all beautiful, unique - each with something to teach us about forest ecology. The goal of this forage is to locate and identify 2 prized edibles: the elusive morel and spring porcini. This workshop will cover the basics of mushroom identification, sustainable foraging techniques, how to find mushroom habitat and the preparation and preservation of your 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!
This is an off-site workshop, meeting on the far South side of Mt Hood. This workshop meets on a FRIDAY.
This workshop is open to all adults 16yrs & 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 your dogs at home.