Saturday and Sunday October 21st and 22nd
INSTRUCTOR: Rob Miller
Wild mushrooms are enchanting, beautiful and abundant sources of free food and DELICIOUS! Join wildcrafter Rob Miller, who has harvested many tons of wild mushrooms for local health food stores and restaurants over the past 15 years, for a fun and engaging weekend of harvesting and eating these delicacies of the Pacific Northwest.
Although you will learn practical skills such as identification, best practices for harvesting and cleaning, etc, this weekend is, more importantly, about the inner workings of “walking as a wildcrafter,” engaging with the forest, sensory awareness and relating to these incredible and fascinating fungal beings. Time in the woods will be interlaced with cooking and celebrating meals of the wild mushrooms we find. The class takes place at the peak of the season in one of the world’s epicenters for wild mushrooms.
LOCATION: Aprovecho Campus
TUITION: Early Bird (Registered/Paid by September 21st) $200; After September 21st $250; Last Minute (after October 7th): $275
MATERIALS: Participants should bring a harvest basket or clean 2-5 gallon bucket, a folding knife with locking blade or sheath knife.
ABOUT ROB: Rob Miller is the lead guide, program designer, and director of Cascadia Quest – a local non-profit that provides wilderness rites of passage and other educational and growth activities. He is a wilderness guide, ceremonialist, wildcrafter, council leader, loving parent, and fun-loving instigator of radical and sustainable earth-based culture change. He is a joyful and ethical commercial wild harvester of medicinal herbs and wild mushrooms. For the past two decades he has been living and teaching variety of survival and primitive skills, focusing on them as a tool for personal and ecospirtual maturation.
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