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Slow Mushrooming – identifying edible fungi (Sunday)

Sun 19 May, 2024 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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. This event will also be useful for those who just want to learn to identify fungi (and not collect for eating).

Wooragee Landcare is delighted to again host Alison Pouliot – ecologist, photographer and renowned presenter, for these popular sessions.

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 fungi.

Please note that no fungi will be collected during this event.

Please bring your lunch. We will provide tea/coffee etc and a bikkie when you get there.

Bookings: https://events.humanitix.com/copy-of-slow-mushrooming-identifying-edible-fungi-2024-sunday

$45 for Landcare members; $55 non-Landcare members.

More information 0427 287 285

The landcare member price applies to a member of any landcare group, and you are welcome to join Wooragee landcare if you’re not a landcare member.
the workshops on Saturday and Sunday are the same, so just book for one of them.

This workshop is being presented by Wooragee Landcare. Financial support from Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park, Chiltern Landcare and Wooragee Landcare has enabled us to subsidize the tickets.


Wooragee hall & community centre

Wooragee hall & community centre, 1001 Beechworth-Wodonga Rd
Wooragee, 3747


Wooragee Landcare