Mushrooms hunter-gatherer (3 Days)
- Date: January 26, 2020
- Hour: 08h45 to 16h30
- Location: Near our Montréal shop.
- Price: $300.00+tx
- Number of places: 18
To register, contact us by phone or directly at the Mycoboutique:
Phone number: (514) 223-6977
Address: 4324 Saint-Denis St in Montreal
Goal: To acquire the basic skills of foraging and processing wild mushrooms and of guiding groups on recreational foraging excursions.
Trainers: Biologist, certified trainer of mushroom gatherers, assisted by specialists in related fields.
Cost: $300 (50$ deposit upon registration, the balance payable 3 weeks before the event) this includes a text book and a forest excursion. For more information, visit the Mycoboutique or call 514 223 6977.
Participants: at least ten participants who
- enjoy the outdoors and hiking,
- want to pick and sell wild mushrooms and/or to practice mycotourism.
Note: Basic knowledge of French is advisable.
Dates: In French, Sundays January 26 and Febuary 2, 2020, from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm ; an excursion at a convenient date chosen by the participant from our 2019 excursion program. Within a year of this excursion date, participants must pass a test to get our certification.
Location: A conference room near Mycoboutique's shop.
First day (February 24)
8:45-9:15 am Goals and Expectations
9:15-10:00 am 1.The Fungi Kingdom
10:00-11h:15 am 2. Allergies and Poisonings
11h15-12h00 am 3. Good Practices
1:00-2:30 pm 4. Identification
2:45-4:30 pm 5. Gastronomical Species of North Eastern North America
Second day (March 3)
8:45-10:00 am 6. Edible Species
10:15-11:30 am 7. Medicinal Species
11:30-12:30 pm 8. Forest Access and Safety
1:30: 3:00 pm 9. Handling, Shipping and Conservation
A day (10 am- 3 pm) with an organized group on a scheduled excursion, between May and Oct. 2020.
A certificate confirms attendance and completion of exam; all questions regarding toxicity should be correctly answered (100%).
NOTE: The workshop will be given in French but the instructor is bilingual and will be able to answer questions in English.