Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures
|Program Series||Learning Center Programs|
|When||Oct 07, 2016 05:00 PM to Oct 09, 2016 03:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
|Tuition Includes||two nights accommodation in our guest lodges and six delicious, locally-sourced meals at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park|
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Autumn rains draw foragers from near and far to comb the forest floor in search of an abundant feast of fungi. Chanterelles, bear’s tooth, oyster and lobster mushrooms — you’ll find these tasty fall delicacies right here in the Wild Nearby.
Join us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center during peak mushroom season to learn about our local fungi and how to incorporate them into delectable dishes.
Naturalist and amateur mycologist Lee Whitford will provide a general overview of fungus, including a foray into the woods where we’ll learn basic identification skills, ethical harvesting and guidelines for consuming these local edibles.
Upon returning, a North Cascades Environmental Learning Center Chef will lead our group in a cooking lesson on preparing our wild harvest as well as lead a discussion about food’s critical role within a sustainable lifestyle.
When you’re not foraging, feel free to soak up the views of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, linger on the shores of Diablo Lake, find a book to curl up with in the Wild Ginger Library and rest in comfort at night in our guest lodges.