Mushrooms of the Southern Oregon Coast

Teacher: Kathleen Dickson | Date: Saturday September 30, 10am-3pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $150 |

Join us for an exclusive weekend of mushroom foraging workshops, exploring the diverse and majestic landscapes of the Southern Oregon Coast! More info...

Local fungiphile and founder of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival in Brookings, Oregon, Kathleen Dickson will lead students on a hike through the celebrated Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor, arguably the most scenic stretch of the entire Oregon Coast! While hunting for porcini, lobster and chanterelle mushrooms, students will explore coastal ecosystems ranging from sandy dunes to spruce-covered slopes and damp salal fields. Kathleen will guide participants in the fundamentals of mushroom identification and best practices for edible wild mushroom harvesting. With any luck, you’ll come away with some gourmet mushrooms to indulge in, and a new appreciation for the Southern Oregon Coast’s amazing and wild, myco-world!

This workshop will take place within a 45 minute drive of Brookings, Oregon. An exact location will be provided 1-week prior to the workshop date.

WildCraft is pleased to collaborate with Travel Southern Oregon Coast to celebrate the natural beauty and ecological wonders of this rugged and spectacularly scenic stretch of the Oregon Coast. WildCraft educators will lead 6 workshops on Sept 30th & Oct 1st, each focused on mycology, wild edibles and the unique qualities of a specific micro-region. Join us for one or more of our Foraging the Southern Oregon Coast workshops! Participants will receive a detailed inspiration guide to Bandon, Port Orford and Brookings, with tips for booking great local lodging, plus what to taste, see and do between their workshops on the South Coast.

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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