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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of the PNW
Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Mushrooms grow in abundance in Washington State nearly year around. Some are poisonous, many of no culinary value, some are medicinal and a select group is some of the best food to enjoy. The Pacific Northwest is the region richest in edible mushroom in the Western hemisphere. Our choice edible mushrooms are fairly easy to identify, a fact that helps overcoming fungophobia and truly appreciate wild mushrooms. In this richly illustrated presentation Daniel Winkler will help you to get to know, identify and find these wonderful mushrooms while steering you clear of dangerous look-a-likes. Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California, Amazon Mushrooms, and Field guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America. He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging over 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator, guide and as vice-president of Seattle’s Puget Sound Mycology Society. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel organizes mushroom focused eco-tours to Tibet, Bhutan, the Amazon, Colombia, the Alps and the Pacific Northwest. RSVP: 206.297.0875.