Wild Mushrooms 101
Join us for this great opportunity to learn from a 30-year veteran of wild mushroom foraging! This is an online session covering the ‘three rules + one’ and the ‘safe six’: morels, shaggy manes, hen of the woods, chicken mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and puffballs. Topics include tree identification, ethics, safety, storage and preparation. Poisonous mushrooms will also be discussed. You’ll learn what a mushroom really is, and how hey live and reproduce, what makes them different from plants and animals, and their important role in the Earth’s ecology. Your instructor, Tavis Lynch, is a certified expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and owns Tavis’s Mushrooms.
Your instructor, Tavis Lynch, is a professional mycologist and commercial mushroom forager and cultivator. Tavis is a 30-year veteran of wild mushroom foraging in northern Wisconsin, a skill he initially learned from his father, David, of Cumberland, WI. He has been a commercial mushroom forager for many years and has been cultivating mushrooms on a large scale since 2011. He leads several public and private forays throughout the year and is a certified mushroom expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Visit Tavis's Facebook Page.
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When you enroll, you'll receive
The Safe Six Mushrooms Guide.
This pdf guide provides a list of the safe six edible mushrooms in the Midwest, specifically Wisconsin and Minnesota. This list contains mushrooms that can be reliably identified. Includes check-off guide for each mushroom: