This is a 5 part mushroom intensive, each class focuses and uses the information given from the previous. We will meet once a month starting in May-September (except August). Those who are registering we ask that you commit to all 5 classes.
Class I is the primer for the rest of the curriculum, we recommend attending this class in order to be up to date with the topics we will be moving towards in the other classes
The Fruiting Body: Immersion into the World of Mushrooms & Fungi : (2.5-3 hours) Sunday May 26
Let us use all our senses to learn about the vast & diverse world of mushroom & fungi. Examining their ancient story that connects humans and all life to them. Take a look at the roles mushrooms play within our lives, the forest, and in food systems. Learn basic concepts of mycology, the study of Fungi. Enter into the "wood wide web" and find out how these organisms exist in nature & in return be nurtured by them, for food, medicine & ceremony. Together we will explore the many ways we can integrate Fungi into our systems. One of the easiest ways is by eating them and using simple teas to gain their nutritional value. In this class, we will demonstrate and taste easy ways to cook all kinds of mushrooms, Oyster, Shiitake, and Lions Mane. Samples of various teas will be available to taste too.