Monday, October 17, 2011

Fungi Foraging, Mushroom Hunting, and Mycology Demystified | Sunday October 23rd

Join us for a fabulous free day of mushroom foraging with Dr. Sinclair Philip from Sooke Harbour House. Learn about sustainable harvesting, mushroom identification, edibility, ideal environments & fungi lore. The day will start at 10 am with a meet and greet at Sooke Harbour House, car pooling and basic plans will be organized together. A presentation with images and mushroom examples may be shown for a quick discussion of basic types, key attributes & mycology 101. Please RSVP for this event – it’s free to Slow Food members and by donation from non-members. Bring your own lunch & beverages, a car may be required for this activity.

RSVP by Friday October 21st, Please email: to rsvp for the foray (space is limited)
Time: 10 am to dusk
Location: starting place – Sooke Harbour House
Cost: Free for members – by donation for non members**

Mushroom Dinner
Sunday October 23rd
After the foray Sooke Harbour House is hosting an optional mushroom dinner, and mushrooms from the outing may find their way onto your plate. Four amazing courses inspired by the edible mushrooms found on Vancouver Island. Reservations must be made in advance, please call Sooke Harbour House 250.642.3421
Time: Dinner – 7 pm
Location: Sooke Harbour House
RSVP by Thursday October 20th, Please call: 250.642.3421to rsvp for dinner

Rates $50.00 for four courses – member rate, $60.00 non member rate**
Accommodation: Special rates for an overnight stay are also available
$135 for members – includes breakfast for two $150 for non members**
RSVP, Please call: 250.642.3421to rsvp for accommodation
**Please note you may join or renew on the 23rd of October, rates for membership have not risen in 10 years. $90.00 individual or $110.00 for a couple (special youth memberships also available)

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