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Wild Mushrooms 101
Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 5:30 PM – Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 8:30 PM CDT
Join us for this great opportunity to learn from a 30-year veteran of wild mushroom foraging! This is a classroom session covering the "three rules-plus one" and the "safe six": Morels, Shaggy Manes, Hen of the Woods, Chicken Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, and Giant Puffballs. Topics include: Tree identification, ethics, safety, storage and preparation. Poisonous mushrooms will also be discussed. Your instructor is a certified expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and owns Tavis's Mushrooms.
This is a two-night, 6 hour course, Monday 4/17 and Tuesday 4/18 5:30-8:30pm, registration is required 48 hours prior to this 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).