Mushroom Identification for Beginners
This workshop is offered on three Saturdays, choose your preferred date to attend:
Nov 17, Dec 1, or Dec 15, 2018
from 10:00am to 3:30pm (Lecture 10–1:30pm; lunch 1:30–2:00pm; Field ID Walk 2:00–3:30pm)
Learn the basic taxonomic identifying features that distinguish mushrooms from each other, where each unique mushroom species can be found, when they can be found, and the myths associated with them. This workshop consists of a lecture, hands-on look of mushrooms collected and displayed for each workshop, and a field walk to find mushrooms associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' native plant communities. Identification tools will be provided at the workshop to key mushrooms.
Class size is limited*; sign up by phoning in your payment at 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or reserve your spot in person at The Garden Store at MCBG.
The lectures will begin promptly at 10:30am so if they decide to walk from the front entrance please make sure they have plenty of time.
*Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. A waiting list of up to five attendees will be kept in the event of a cancellation. If there is a cancellation by 4:00pm on the Friday before the class, people on the waitlist will be contacted by store staff of the opening.
The Mushroom ID Workshops will all be held in the new Education Center and historic farmhouse near the Vegetable Garden. When attending a workshop — if you have already paid and signed up — you may drive and park directly at the Education Center entrance at 18050 Ocean Drive, Fort Bragg (turn right at Mara's Coffe House, the entrance will be on the right-hand side of the road).
Please remember, mushrooms found at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens should stay at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens... do not pick or collect!
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Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Schedule Details: Offered on three Saturdays: Nov 17, Dec 1, or Dec 15, 2018 Lecture 10:00am-1:30pm; Lunch 1:30-2:00pm; Field ID Walk 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Education Center at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – 18050 Ocean Drive
Instructor: Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu
Payment Information: Class cost is $25 for members and Master Gardeners; $35 for non-members (includes Gardens admission for the day). Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Please reserve space for your preferred date by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or stop by The Garden Store at MCBG.
Contact: The Garden Store
Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 16