Want to learn about how to ID Fungi or which ones you can safely eat? SOLN is excited to offer Alison Pouliot's famous workshops again in 2022

Slow Mushrooming Workshop - Saturday April 30th 10am-4pm

Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment.

Developing the skills to find fungi requires slowness, not speed.

The workshop will focus on assisting participants to identify a few edible species thoroughly, rather than many superficially. We will engage multiple senses to examine the major diagnostic features of edible fungi alongside their toxic lookalikes.

We will also follow the principles of 'ecological foraging' – an approach based on care, conservation and an understanding of ecosystem dynamics. Following an interactive indoor identification session around a specimen table we will then head to a private property to search for edible fungi. Participants are also encouraged to bring along their own mushrooms for identification.

Copies of Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers will be available at the workshop

Location: Apollo Bay Community Hall (4 Whelan Street, Apollo Bay)