Mushrooms hunter-gatherer (3 Days)

Course

  • Date: February 17, 2019
  • Hour: 08h45 to 16h30
  • Location: Near our Montréal shop.
  • Price: $300.00+tx
  • Number of places: 16
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 course start date) 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, Saturday and Sunday February 17 and 18, 2019, 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  (Febuary 17)

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 (Febuary 24)

8:45-10:00 am 6. Edible Species
10:15-10:45 am 7. Medicinal Species
10:45-11:30 am 8. Outdoor Cultivation
11:30-12:30 pm 9. Forest Access and Safety
1:30: 3:00 pm 10. Handling, Shipping and Conservation

Practical Exercise

A day (10 am- 3 pm) with an organized group on a scheduled excursion, between May and Oct. 2019

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.