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Mushroom Identification with The Three Foragers

Are you mystified by mushrooms? Flustered by fungi? Don’t be! There are some amazing edible fungi in Connecticut, including Oysters, Chanterelles, and the well-known Chicken of the Woods. Join The Three Foragers as they share some of the secrets of the fungal world and teach you how to safely identify wild mushrooms using various available tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to use your senses to examine mushrooms by sight, smell and taste, and consider the relationships between fungi and…

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June 8, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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Are you mystified by mushrooms? Flustered by fungi? Don’t be!
There are some amazing edible fungi in Connecticut, including Oysters, Chanterelles, and the well-known Chicken of the Woods. Join The Three Foragers as they share some of the secrets of the fungal world and teach you how to safely identify wild mushrooms using various available tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to use your senses to examine mushrooms by sight, smell and taste, and consider the relationships between fungi and the natural world around us. We will dispel common myths and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms.
Meets at the Knobloch Family Farmhouse
Ages 8+
Saturday, June 8
10 – 11:15 am
Members: $5/participant
Non-Members: $8/participant
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The Three Foragers are a family from southeastern Connecticut who have been identifying, photographing and cooking with the edible plants and fungi of New England for more than 18 years. Their blog, Facebook page, and book all focus on family-friendly, environmentally sustainable harvest of both our native and invasive species of plants, and ways to incorporate these foods into your diet with original recipes.

 

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