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Mushrooms of the West Coast: A Weekend Field Course
Raincoast Education Society

with instructor Shannon Berch & Andy MacKinnon

October 11-13, 2019

Course fee: $240. includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday

This three-day field-course (Friday evening until Sunday noon), will introduce participants to the wonderful world of West Coast Mushrooms. Topics to be covered include:

• Introduction to fungi – what are they, and what is their role in our forests?
• Essentials of collecting and identifying fungi in the field
• Edible, medicinal and poisonous fungi
• Cooking with wild mushrooms

About the instructors:

Dr. Shannon Berch is a Research Scientist with the BC Ministry of Environment in Victoria and a founding member of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society and the Truffle Association of British Columbia.
Andy MacKinnon is a forest ecologist who lives in Metchosin BC. His fields of study include BC’s native plants, fungi and lichens. Andy is co-author of six field guides to plants of western North America, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and Vice President of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society.

Further details including registration and course schedule can be found here.