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Mushroom Identification and Cultivation

foraging

Mushroom Identification and Cultivation

36 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
foraging

Mushroom Identification and Cultivation

foraging

Mushroom Identification and Cultivation

36 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Thank you for checking out this Experience! This is hosted at my home to learn about mushrooms and cultivation. If you are interested in joining a mushroom walk, please check back late spring through fall for my outdoor experiences. We'll start with familiarizing ourselves with the basics of mushrooms as organisms, food, medicine, and other fungal curiosities. Then we will talk about how to grow mushrooms at home. I will give you a tour of my lab and talk about - Different methods for growing mushrooms - Bags, jars, gardens, and logs - What do mushrooms need to grow - How to work with mushroom cultures We will cover the basics of mushroom hunting in the Pacific Northwest - Words used to describe them - How to avoid poisonous ones - Common mushrooms for beginners to identify - Where and when to find them We might also cover websites, books, organizations, where I go hiking, permaculture, Radical Mycology, Fantastic Fungi, Paul Stamets, David Aurora, and citizen science. Depending on my active projects, we may make grow kits, grain spawn, revive some of my backup cultures, plan a mushroom garden, or try something new. If any of these sound particularly interesting to you, please message me in advance so that I may prepare. Message me if you are interested in scheduling a private session. Check my weekday availability for lower-cost option

Your host

Learn more about Jeremy

Jeremy

I am a mushroom forager, and cultivator who loves to share the wonderful world of fungi with others. I have hosted the Seattle Mycology Meetup for the past 2 years, help to organize the spring mushroom show for the Puget Sound Mycological Society, and teach courses on mushroom identification for beginners. Over the past 5 years I have taken over 5000 photos of mushrooms around the US as well as Canada, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Singapore, and Japan. I have never been secretive with my foraging spots because as a hiker, I am constantly visiting new areas. I have spent hundreds of nights in a tent and can offer lots of advice on safety, navigation, and preparation for foraging in the Pacific Northwest. I have a small mushroom lab in my home used for cultivating a variety of gourmet mushrooms like oyster, shiitake, and lion's mane.

What's included

Food
I typically have light snacks like granola bars and if you're lucky, fresh sourdough. If you're here in the morning I will…

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Where you'll be

We will conduct this at my home near Greenwood in North Seattle where I have a number of active mushroom projects as well as my home lab

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

As I am hosting in my home, there are typical house-related limitations and considerations. I have a somewhat narrow turn in a staircase leading to the lab space. I also have a cat so those with allergies may want to consider other options.

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Jeremy
Mushroom Identification and Cultivation
36 reviews
From €43/person
36 reviews
From €43/person