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    Slow Mushrooming - identifying edible fungi 2024 (Saturday)

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    Event description

    Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment. This event will also be useful for those who just want to learn to identify fungi (and not collect for eating).

    Developing the skills to find fungi requires slowness, not speed. The workshop will focus on assisting participants to identify a few edible species thoroughly, rather than many superficially. We will engage multiple senses to examine the major diagnostic features of edible fungi alongside their toxic lookalikes.

    We will also follow the principles of ‘ecological foraging’ – an approach based on care, conservation and an understanding of ecosystem dynamics.

    Following an interactive indoor identification session around a specimen table we will then head to a private property to search for fungi.

    Please note that no fungi will be collected during this event. 

    Please bring your lunch. We will provide tea/coffee etc and a bikkie when you get there.

    More information 0427 287 285

    If you can no longer make it after booking please let organisers know as there are limited tickets available. Just go back to your confirmation email and click on "Contact host". The landcare member price applies to a member of any landcare group, and you are welcome to join Wooragee landcare if you're not a landcare member.  Note the workshop on Saturday and Sunday are the same, so just book for one of them. 

    This workshop is being presented by Wooragee Landcare. Financial support from Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, Chiltern Landcare and Wooragee Landcare has enabled us to subsidize the tickets.

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