Slow Mushrooming - identifying edible fungi
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.
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 out to search for fungi of interest.
Participants are encouraged to bring along their own mushrooms for identification.
Copies of Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers will be available at the workshop.
You may want to watch this video series before the workshop The Forgotten Kingdom
Wear warm clothes, sturdy footwear and bring a raincoat. We will be "slow walking" so plan to keep warm.
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".
There will be a launch of Alison Pouliot's new book Underground Lovers on the Friday afternoon 19th May. For information and bookings
This workshop is being presented by Wooragee Landcare and Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park via Victorian government funding