Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners – Zoom Class + Forest Excursion Any Date

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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:00 PM - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:30 PM


Part 1: Introduction to Mushroom Identification – Zoom Class, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Wednesday Sep 9

Classroom Presentation: Shaggy Jack gives beginners a crash course slideshow presentation in mushroom foraging, teaching the basics of mushroom life cycles & ecology, how to safely identify & pick mushrooms, what resources are needed for mushroom picking, & introduces students to a wide variety of common edible, medicinal & toxic mushroom species found on the Sunshine Coast, with tips on identifying, harvesting, processing & cooking specific species.

Part 2: Forest Foraging Excursion – 2.5 Hours @ outdoor spot near Gibsons or Roberts Creek, 12:00 – 2:30 pm, any Saturday after taking Zoom Class

For the second half of the class, Shaggy Jack takes students on a field trip to one of his favorite mushroom picking spots to identify & forage for mushrooms in their natural forest habitat. This gives students hands-on experience picking mushrooms while Shaggy Jack helps students identify mushrooms and answers their questions.

COVID-19 Class Protocols

The Classroom Presentation portion of the workshop will take place indoors and will be limited to 6 people per class in order to maintain social distancing. The space will be well ventilated with fans and open doors and windows, and workshop participants will be encouraged to wear masks. If you do not have a mask, they will be available by donation on site. Workshop participants will also have the option to alternatively participate in Zoom classes rather than attending the class in person, and joining a forest foraging excursion later.

Group Discounts & Family Classes

In order to encourage people to stay in closed groups due to COVID concerns, Shaggy Jack is offering discounts to people who book classes with their family, friends or co-workers. For groups of 4-6 people, we are also offering the option of booking classes off-schedule on any date that is convenient for the group. Families with children who wish to participate in the classes will be able to bring their children ages 5-14 for a discounted price of $10/child, with kids under 5 able to attend for free.  Custom prices may be worked out for families that want to participate in an abridged 3-hour class.

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