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Mon, May 15, 2017, 5:30 PM – Tue, May 16, 2017, 8:30 PM CDT
This is a two-night, 6-hour course. 5/15 & 5/16 5:30-8:30pm.
Learn to identify, harvest and prepare wild morel mushrooms. Students will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. We will also discuss Oyster mushrooms and Pheasants Back mushrooms along with several edible spring plants. Emphasis will be put on safety and ethical harvest. Tavis Lynch is a 30 year veteran of harvesting wild mushrooms and is a certified expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He also owns Tavis's Mushrooms, an exotic mushroom farm near Cumberland, Wisconsin.
Registration is required 48 hours prior to class.
Instructor: Tavis Lynch
Tavis is an amateur mycologist from northwestern Wisconsin. He has been studying mushrooms for most of his life and teaches several mycology classes for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. He has been a commercial mushroom forager and cultivator for many years, supplying restaurants and grocery stores with fresh product daily. He leads several public and private forays throughout the year and is a certified mushroom expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Tavis is currently the vice president of the Shiitake Grower's Association (SHIIGA).