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mushroom class/ instruction

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by mectec21, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. mectec21

    mectec21 oregon New Member

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    I want to take a edible mushroom class/lecture or a wild edible plant class, if anyone knows of a good class/lecture in northern oregon I would sure appreciate any info
     
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    I have been working on this, Lets collaborate on data to find classes etc. I have done research and found there trying to sell something. Now psu or pcc Had something But i let it go. There was a native woman at the cultural center who gave talks on this topic but that was years ago. Thank you.
     
  3. Phather

    Phather South SnoCo Active Member

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    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Ian1816 Oregon City Active Member

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    Has anyone taken a class at Alderleaf? I would like to hear some opinions.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I've thought of joining them a couple of times too. The field/foraging trips look interesting.
     
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  7. DingDongMF

    DingDongMF Beaverton Member

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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Tasty!

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    Painful Death!

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    Make sure whoever you're learning from is an expert and make sure you perfect your skills before going out and harvesting on your own. There is no "try a taste and see how you feel in a hour" it's try a taste and feel dead. I am not trying to discourage anyone, just don't pickup a book and think you're good to go, be sure to get some instruction.
     
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    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    It's not worth the bother they have zilch nutritional value beyond miniscule quantities of amino acids. I used to pick bucket fulls and lost interest.
     
  10. theguncrank

    theguncrank Columbia County Active Member

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    True... But dessicated roadkill squirrel might taste a bit better in a mushroom sauce...
     
  11. Mike1C

    Mike1C Western Washington New Member

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    Knowing which wild mushrooms can be eaten safely is a skill that few people have. It would be very advantageous to be able to find food that others pass up in a survival situation. (If things ever get bad enough to force us to forage to survive.)
     
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    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I whole heartedly agree.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    MMMmmmmm......... Tasty wild fungus!!
     
  14. Noah Vale

    Noah Vale PDX New Member

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    I just joined OMS. I haven't been on a field trip or meeting yet, but if anyone else goes, PM me and we can meet up there.