Mushroom Hunt w/ Damon Dewsbury

September 10, 2014
Photo credit: Scott Ruhren

Intrigued by the vast world of wild, edible (and non) mushrooms but not sure where to start? Get hands-on, in the woods experience with a specialist in ‘shrooms!!

Date: Sunday, September 21st

Time: (approximately) 10am-3pm

Tickets: $25 for Slow Food Members & $35 for Non-Members get yours here!

Location: Silver Creek/Terra Cotta Conservation Area (exact meet-up will be shared to ticket-holders)

Good to Know: Bring a lunch, dress for the weather and to be adventuring off-trail, be prepared for moderate hiking, bring along any field guides you would find helpful and a basket or cloth bag to collect specimens in!

We’ll meet just one hour outside the city at the beautiful Silver Creek Conservation area in Halton Hills, go over the ground rules of foraging, talk about some tasty specimens to keep an eye out for and do some real hunting of ‘shrooms. Damon is a  trained botantist, mathematician, molecular phylogeneticist (DNA sequencing, etc.) and a mycologist (mushrooms and fungi) who has collected for the Royal Ontario Museum and was trained in fungal biology and identification under Dr. Jean-Marc Moncalvo (curator of the ROM Fungal Herbarium. He’s even  helped to redefine the taxonomy of Eastern North American Morel mushrooms. His love of food, nutrition, knowledge and nature led him to creating Culture City which aims to bring delicious and new foods to vegans and vegetarians (and everyone else!), while creating as little environmental impact as possible.

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