Workshops

 

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop (Sun Nov.12)

CALL 250-734-1422 TO SEE IF THERE IS SPACE LEFT

Learn to identify a dozen edible mushrooms; chanterelle, hedgehog, oyster, shaggy mane, morel, cauliflower, lobster and more!  

Gather around a fire for a "show and tell" of easy-to-identify edible mushrooms and their look-a-likes, then stroll about the forest to look for specimens in their habitat.   Note:  This is not a mushroom foray where we collect mushrooms to take home, but rather an opportunity to learn the skills to forage with confidence for your own wild edibles.  Geared towards beginner level. 

This half day workshop is offered in Errington, (15 minutes from Parksville) on Vancouver Island.
Cost: $50 per person.

All registrants must agree to sign a waiver of liability when they arrive at the workshop, and to the cancellation policy. (These policies can be viewed by clicking on their names in the last sentence.)

If you need any help with the registration process, please contact Jessica through the form on this website or by calling 250-734-1422. 
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November 12, 2017
1:00 pm
Ends On:
November 12, 2017
4:30 pm
$50.00
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How to Grow Mushrooms Sat Apr 29

GROW YOUR OWN EDIBLE MUSHROOMS WORKSHOP
with Biologist Jessica Wolf

  • Grow mushrooms at home, without any fancy or expensive equipment
  • Easy techniques for propagating and expanding mushrooms that you find in the wild, on the grocery store shelf, or from cultivars you purchase “ready to go” from suppliers
  • An overview of a mushroom life cycle, habitat and ecology and how this applies to cultivating them.
  • How to identify a mushroom correctly so you don’t make poisonous mistakes
  • An overview of types of edible and medicinal mushrooms and what to grow them on; trees species, wood chips, garden beds, wheatstraw etc.
  • Build your own shiitake and oyster mushroom logs to take home!!
  • Mushroom cooking, storage and preservation tips
  • Resources for mushroom cultivation: list of local sources of mushroom spawn, cultivation supplies and books

This workshop is geared to the beginner mushroom grower. We will NOT be covering advanced sterile techniques. This half day workshop is offered in Errington, (15 minutes from Parksville) on Vancouver Island.

Cost: $70 per person, which includes a shiitake log and oyster mushroom grow kit to take home (valued at $20 each).

All registrants must agree to sign a waiver of liability when they arrive at the workshop, and to the cancellation policy. (These policies can be viewed by clicking on their names in the last sentence.)

Please contact Jessica through the form on this website or by calling 250-734-1422 if you are interested in this workshop.

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April 14, 2018
1:00 pm
Ends On:
April 14, 2018
4:30 pm
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Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Walk Sun June 11

Note:  This date is tentative.   Sign up on the homepage to be notified by email as soon as workshop registration opens.

Plants are all around you, but do you know which ones have delicious berries, nutritious greens or fragrant teas? Which ones ward off colds, suppress coughs or fight infection?

While strolling along a forested path in Errington with biologist Jessica Wolf, discover a selection of wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Sample wildflowers, greens and learn what berries are abundant and edible. We might even discover some edible spring mushrooms!

Advance registration is required and limited to 12 people.

Cost: $35/person

When: June 11, 2017 from 1-4pm

Where: Morrison Creek, Errington BC

If you need any help with the registration process, or to book a custom workshop for your group, please contact Jessica at 250-734-1422.

Starts On:
June 10, 2018
1:00 pm
Ends On:
June 10, 2018
4:00 pm
$35.00
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Walk Sun June 11
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