This is a 2-hour introduction to the role that mushrooms play in wild edibles and foraging, both for food and medicinally. A full 2-day course will follow in February to offer an in-depth look at wild nutrition, mycology, and foraging.
Mushrooms For Food, Medicine and Soil Restoration.
This course will give students a glimpse of the vast range of mushroom topics, functions, historical significance and multi-faceted ecological importance, as well as its role within the surrounding eco-system. Students will go home with an information handout that includes links to further resources for learning.
Students will learn about:
Why do bees live in trees?
What is fungus and what is a mushroom?
Brief history of mycology/modern development of human perspectives on fungus
Humans and Fungus: Our deep anthropological connection and evolutionary links
Various functions of mushrooms in the environment
Medicinal and nutritional value for humans and the ecosphere
The awe-inspiring answer to why bees live in trees
Cost: $10 if paid in advance, or $15 at the start of the class.
Class Size: Limited to 14 students
Date: Friday January 23, 6 – 8 pm.
Location: The Herban Path, 602 W. French Place in central San Antonio.
*it is recommended to bring a comfortable camp chair to sit in.
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