Fungi Foraging - Mushroom Foraging and Identification in the Chiltern Hills

  • Fri 14th Oct 2022, 8am – 11am America/New York (UTC -04:00)
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Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
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Want to explore the wonderful world of fungi?

Our September events are now fully booked, so we have added two more fantastic foraging walks on Friday 14th October and Friday 4th November.

Guided by Nick Phillips of Grown Up Mushrooms, we will be hunting for edible, deadible and medicinal mushrooms in the woodlands and fields of the beautiful Chiltern Hills.

Nick will show you exactly what you can safely pick, what to avoid and how to make use of the healthy nutritional properties of a variety of common mushrooms and fungi. Most importantly he will show us how to do this sustainably so that other woodland creatures will also get their fair share! 

This will be an in depth session exploring the topic of fungi in the wider ecology, how fungi does its thing and a bit of folklore and legend surrounding this magical species.

Location

An area of outstanding natural beauty, The Chiltern Hills are home to an abundance of varied wildlife. Just a one hour drive from London, or a 30 min train from Euston + a 30 min walk to the meeting point, you will enjoy woodland valleys, hilltop grassland and lush scenic landscapes on this afternoon walk.

Exact location will be shared upon ticket purchase.

Group size is limited to 10 people per walk so book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

MEET NICK

Grown Up Mushrooms is the name of a small gourmet mushroom farm in West Dorset which focuses on getting delicious mushrooms to the local populace and educating people on the power of mushrooms both grown and found. 

Founder Nick has been foraging for mushrooms for most of his life in one way or another, starting out as a boy with his grandmother looking for field mushrooms, then dipping toes into the power of liberty caps as a teenager. He has been foraging with a greater appreciation for around 12 years. Nick holds his grandmother’s basket as he hunts, inspired by her passion for all things wild.

Now he has grown up and found his thing, and wants others to share in the joy that mushrooms can bring. Part of the message is to be more mature about the mushrooms we eat - no longer should anything other than a button be considered weird or deadly. The world of fungi is rife beneath our feet and is the great recycler and terraformer of our planet. It’s about time we got wise to its power. Nick has conducted a series of courses and workshops in and around the West Dorset area, facilitating foraging classes in the woods and wilds of West Dorset, focusing on identification techniques of edibles (like the crunchy chanterelle) and deadibles (a few destroying angels have graced us with their presence) with a brief dip into the powers of medicinal mushrooms, including the powerful healing properties of the abundant Turkey Tail.

GUM predominantly grows Lion’s Mane, Shiitakes, Oyster Mushrooms and Wine Caps out of shipping containers (called the Fungarium) in a farm yard near Bridport in West Dorset, selling to restaurants, farm shops and health food shops, with the occasional market appearance.

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