Beginning Mushroom Identification

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Buckeye Creek Farm LLC

2115 Jep Wheeler Road

Woodstock, GA 30188

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Learn how to collect and document field specimens, then work up Mushroom ID's

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This 3-hour workshop will be led by Rob Miller of Trefoil Gardens, and Michael Blackwell, Farm Manager at the KSU Field Station.

Both men are accomplished and experienced instructors, and are proficient foragers for wild edible mushroom species. The timing of the class may offer opportunities to collect Morels and other spring- fruiting species.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes that will protect skin from briars and other woodland hazards. A knife with a sturdy blade, a 1" "chipper" brush, a small trowel, and a collection basket might also be handy but not necessary.

Participants will receive a specimen collection case and a field notebook with specimen collection checklists.

Pt 1: Introduction to Terms, Equipment, and Techniques (classroom) <45 min

  • Identifying habitat: tree types, etc.
  • Key mushroom features
  • How to collect field specimens

Pt 2: Foray, Gather & Document Specimens in private, wooded preserve, (guided) approx 1 hour.

  • Use tools and techniques outlined in Pt 1 to successfully document and collect field specimens

Pt 3: Work up Specimens(classroom) approx 1 hr

  • Use of spore prints, reagents, and field data with keys. Attempt to take field specimens thru to a positive identification of mushroom species.

Reagent kits, additional Field Notebooks, and other related products will be available for purchase at the end of the workshop.

This event is being sold on a sliding scale to make it accessible to a broader group of individuals, based upon their individual need. "Sponsor" level ticket sales help to fund the "Conferee" ticket price. We are not the judge of your need, and we do not discriminate based upon your ticket purchase price. Instead, we trust participants to make the best choice for their own situation and our community.

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Buckeye Creek Farm LLC

2115 Jep Wheeler Road

Woodstock, GA 30188

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