Spring is a wonderful time to explore nature and admire all the new growth happening in the forest. There are many wonderful and intriguing mushrooms & plants here in the PNW and they really come to life in the spring season. In this beginners mushroom hunt we will cover the basics of mushroom identification, proper foraging technique, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. This workshop will give you a new appreciation for the spring forest! No previous experience necessary, be prepared for cool weather and muddy trails. This forage will be held near the town of Hood River, OR. An exact meeting location will be provided 5 days prior to the forage date.
This workshop is open to all adults 16 yrs & over, who are 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 by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Finding morels or other edible mushrooms is not guaranteed. A high level of education, however, is guaranteed! Please leave dogs at home. No previous experience necessary. A detailed packing list is included in the confirmation email, and info about our foraging location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.