Tara Firma Farms - Petaluma
Mushroom Foraging 101
1/22/2017 10:00 AM - 1/22/2017 1:00 PM
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Are you afraid to eat mushrooms you forage from the wild? Well, you should be! That is, if you don't know what you are doing. Identifying every mushroom you see is a task that often PhD mycologists aren't even up to. However, many veteran mushroom foragers have successfully gathered edible mushrooms for years (and sold them for others to enjoy.) Join Kevin Feinstein, co-author of The Bay Area Forager and expert mushroom forager at Tara Firma Farms in the beautiful Petaluma hills and learn his method of local mushroom foraging. This class will include a slideshow component as well as a search for mushrooms in the landscape. Please note that Tara Firma farms is not the most likely venue for finding large amounts of edible mushrooms so this is not a foray, this class will however prepare you to find them in many spots around the Bay Area.
Staying safe - poisonous mushrooms and other hazards
Learning how to identify common edible and useful mushrooms