Fungi foraging for beginners: how to identify mushrooms in the wild - Live course!

Fungi foraging for beginners: how to identify mushrooms in the wild - Live course!

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Have you ever wondered what that strange looking mushroom is growing in your garden, local park or woodland? Well, then this course is for you!

The course will be on Sat 8th Jan 2022 14:00 - 17:00 GMT

Do you want to learn how to safely identify mushrooms in the wild, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to feel more confident about foraging mushrooms from the wild to eat? 

If so, join mushroom-specialist Patrick Mallery for his latest course - fungi foraging for beginners. You can expect to walk away with a much better understanding of how to correctly identify mushrooms as well as learning some useful tips and tricks to know what mushroom you have found.

In this course Pat will cover everything you need to know to get started on your mushroom identification journey, including:

  • How to correctly identify the major mushroom genus (families) 
  • Valuable mushroom ecology basics you need to know for mushroom identification (e.g. which mushrooms grow in which habitats).
  • In-depth detail on how to identify the safest edible mushrooms to forage.
  • In-depth detail on how to identify the most poisonous mushrooms (so you don’t make any risky mistakes!)
  • Vital health and safety practices you need to know to forage wild mushrooms safely.
  • What laws and rules you need to know to forage responsibly and sustainably.
  • How to use synoptic keys and mushroom identification books effectively.  

Join us and walk away from this session:

  • Feeling clear about how to safely identify mushrooms you might want to eat!
  • Knowing how you can progress with your learning on this topic into the future.
  • Feeling more confident in your identification skills
  • And having met some brilliant like minded fungi fans and friends!

You will be sent details of the course a week before the event

About your teacher:

A food activist, farmer and teacher, Patrick Mallery has over 15 years of experience in growing food and developing food systems. His passion for growing food blossomed into a career when he started his own ecological & ethical business - Upcycled Mushrooms - over 7 years ago.

Patrick developed the UK’s first ready to fruit “grow your own” Lion’s Mane mushroom kits and can now be found consulting with farms to create sustainable mushroom growing solutions.

And through Upcycled Mushrooms, he continues to provide rare local-origin strains of fungi for other growers as well as a range of workshops & courses on all things fungi!