Wild Mushroom Identification Class

Wild Mushroom Identification
Course Details:

Date: Oct 29, 2016 or
Offered again: Sep 23, 2017
Offered again: Sep 30, 2017
Offered again: Oct 7, 2017
Offered again: Oct 14, 2017
Duration: 9am - 4pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Filip Tkaczyk
Cost: $85

Learn the skills needed to utilize wild edible mushrooms! Spend an exciting day with instructor, Filip Tkaczyk, learning about wild mushrooms and their many uses.

The class covers mushroom foraging fundamentals, including:

  • Where to look for different species: habitat preferences
  • When to harvest different species: seasonal growth patterns
  • Non-edible look-alikes and poisonous mushrooms to avoid
  • Tasty recipes for common edible wild mushrooms
  • Ethical harvesting and how to steward gathering areas
  • Storing and preserving edible wild mushrooms
  • A review of useful resources: great books and websites on mushrooms
  • The course begins with a fascinating slide show presentation that explains how to identify a wide variety of mushrooms found in the Pacific Northwest. The course continues with a mushroom foraging hike. The last portion of the day is spent cooking up the harvested mushrooms into several tasty dishes to sample. Hand-outs are provided with resources for further learning.

    Instructor: Filip Tkaczyk is an experienced naturalist who has extensively studied the ecosystems of Washington state for over a decade. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and has worked for Seattle Audubon, the Wildlife Society, and the Olympic National Park. His expertise includes mushroom foraging, wildlife tracking, and nature photography.

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    "I really enjoyed the course. It gave me the confidence to go out on my own." -Anthony Kusske

    "I love the comprehensive and long-range view of the course and how fungi fit into the whole ecosystem. Mushrooms can save the world!"
    -Dorothy Barron

    “I really enjoyed the knowledge base of the instructors.”
    -Sean Whalen

    “The course gave enough information to be practical but not so much as to be overwhelming.”
    -Karen Winter

    "The instructors are very informative, organized, and fun." -Marty Holota

    “Friendly and natural environment for learning more about the flora and fauna of the Pacific NW!”
    -Jennifer Lanksbury

    "Very nice! Consolidated useful information; made it easy to understand."
    -Nick Serrano

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