Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. - Join us anytime after 5:00 p.m. for food and drink. $5 suggested donation. Food from Foody Blues and beer from Loowit Brewing availabale for purchase.
*Please note different location for this month's Vancouver Views and Brews. We'll be back at Loowit Brewing in October after their remodel is done. The Artllery Barracks at Fort Vancouver are located at 600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA at Fort Vancouver. See link below for more info on the location.
Come and explore the world of mushrooms! Learn the basics of the identification process, what it takes to forage on your own and how to pick the proper field guide for you. We study flowers, trees and other plants but miss out on an entire natural frontier-mushrooms-it’s time to look beyond the stigma of mushrooms as dirty decomposers and into the ways they inspire our curiosity, our culinary creativity and our inner forager. Question and conversation time to follow presentation.
About the Presenter:
As a Pacific Northwest native, Rachel grew up exploring the off trail depths of the forest. One autumn, with guidance from a friend of what to pick, she came home with a hat full of Chanterelle mushrooms and an inspired curiosity. Since then, curiosity has fruited into an in-depth passion and knowledge of the world of mushrooms.
Rachel teaches mushroom foraging workshops and lectures throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is an active member of the Oregon Mycological Society, leading field trips and teaching for a variety of their events.
Rachel runs a small, but resourceful blog/website that addresses the most frequently asked questions from those aspiring to learn more about mushrooms and has a YouTube page that features how to identify key edible mushrooms and other fungi facts.