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Spring Wild Mushroom Foraging Walk: In-Person Class + Forest Walk

Spring Wild Mushroom Foraging Walk: In-Person Class + Forest Walk

Learn about edible and medicinal mushrooms that commonly fruit during the spring on the West Coast! Morels, oysters, turkey tails, reishi, shaggy manes, blewits, the Prince and several other mushrooms are covered in this class. This three module class includes:

1. Video - Class participants get access to the full video of the Shaggy Jack's popular fall Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class. The video is 4 hours long, and students who have not taken the Beginners class are encouraged to watch at least the first 90 minutes before joining the Spring Mushroom Foraging class in order to get a basic understanding of mushroom biology and ecology, and how to correctly identify mushrooms.

2. Live Class - The second part will be a 1.5 hour live class at Shaggy Jack's in Gibsons. You will learn about which species of mushrooms are available on the West Coast in spring. Class starts at 11:00 am.

3. Forest Walk - The third part of the class will be a 90-minute forest foraging walk near Gibsons to search for oysters, turkey tails and other spring mushrooms.  Learn about the forest ecosystem and the various trees and plant associates of forest fungi. Forest Walk starts at 1:00 pm.

Which option suits you best?

Full Class - Anybody who has not previously taken the Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class has to take the full class which includes the Beginners video.

Graduate - Live Class + Forest Walk - This pricing is available for students who have taken Shaggy Jack's Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class previously.  Add to your repertoire of mushroom knowledge by learning what mushrooms are out in the spring.

Experienced - Forest Walk only - Are you a confident mushroom forager who knows what species to look for in Spring? This option is for you! Prerequisite: Completion of the Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class within the past five years.

Children - Ages 6-14 are welcome to take the full class accompanied by an adult. Ages 15+ are considered adults. Children 5 & under are free (forest walk only).

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*** NOTE: Spring mushroom blooms are notoriously unreliable, and there is no guarantee that students on the forest walk will be able to bring mushrooms home to try.

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