Longview Views and Brews: Edible Mushroom Identification and Foraging!

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Ashtown Brewing- Longview, WA
Longview Views and Brews: Edible Mushroom Identification and Foraging!

Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. - Join us anytime after 5:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Food (by Eaterations, see below for link) and drink for sale.

*Please note, we've moved our location to Ashtown Brewing in Longview, WA. See below for link.
Ashtown Brewing Company
1175 Hudson St, Longview, WA 98632

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.