Edible Wild Mushrooms Workshop

Evans Lake is excited to present Edible Wild Mushrooms of B.C., a weekend course October 17-18th at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre near Squamish, B.C.

This course is for eager beginners looking to gain the confidence and skills needed to safely identify, harvest, and prepare edible wild mushrooms in BC.


Saturday, October 17th, 2015


Introduction to the diverse and delightful world of fungi

Presentation: Major groups of fungi and edible mushrooms


Exploration of the Evans Lake old growth forest: field specimen collections

Identification of fungi collections


“Know Your Mushrooms”: Mushroom film screening

Sunday, October 18th


Presentation: cleaning, storage, and recipes for edible mushrooms

Edible mushroom foray: collecting for the dinner table

Lunch and course wrap-up

Course registration includes four meals (Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch), one night of on-site accommodation, and lots of take-home mushrooms!

Registration is $110 (shared accommodation) or $130 (semi-private accommodation). Register on or before September 25, 2015 to be eligible for a $25 early-bird discount!

For more information and to register, please visit evanslake.campbrainregistration.com

Please note:

  • Course offering is registration dependent, and as such may be cancelled in the event of low registration
  • This event is recommended for ages 13+

Course Instructor Frances Ankenman is the Program Manager at Evans Lake Forest Education Society with five years of experience in public ecological education. Her interests include ecology of fungi/lichens, ecological restoration and natural resource management.


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