20221008 - Kootenays - Mushroom Festival - Oct 8 2022

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    1st Annual Kootenay Mushroom Festival
    October 8, 2022
    Kaslo, BC
    Identificaton, talks, walks, crafts with Tyson Ehlers, Robert Macrae, Robin Mercy and More!
    Kootenay Mushroom Festival
     
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    Medicinal Mushrooms of the West Kootenays - Patrick Kooyman
    Learn about polypore mushrooms, and their many medicinal actions in the body. See examples of medicinal polypores that grow in the West Kootenay, with discussion of their identification features, harvest practices and methods of use.

    The Fungal Way of Life - Robert Macrae
    This talk is an overview of fungi, their diversity, and ecology. Rob will examine the natural ecological roles of fungi and touch on the cultural significance of fungi as food and medicine over time and around the globe.

    Let’s Felt Some Mushrooms! - Jen Cookson
    We will learn the technique of needle felting and “sculpt” our favorite mushrooms from wool. This is a fun beginner workshop for all ages (we will be using a sharp needle, so children under ten will need an adult with them).

    Advanced Mushroom Identification - Tyson Ehlers
    Join biologist Tyson Ehlers for an in-depth discussion of the morning’s foray finds. Participants will learn about helpful resources and how to access them, and will be treated to a microscopy demonstration.

    Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation - Robin Mercy
    Take a tour of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms, and join owner Robin Mercy for a discussion of basic cultivation techniques and strategies for growing mushrooms at home!

    Afternoon Foray - Trish and Cori Meeker
    Join mother-daughter team Trish and Cori for an afternoon return to the woods, where they will build upon the skills developed in the morning session. In-depth identification and ecology of fungi in the field!
     

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