Mushroom Identification workshops in Curry County
Orford, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is
hosting Mushroom Identification workshops in Brookings and Port Orford.
The workshops are scheduled to meet November 17 and 18 in Brookings and November 18 and 19 in Port Orford. The class will be taught by mycologist Bob Burch.
identification of local edible and non-edible species—as well as
favorable locations, preparation, and preservation methods—will
be covered during the evening lecture. The group will participate in a
field trip the next day to hunt for wild mushrooms. After the field
trip, students will have an opportunity to taste the mushrooms.
Registered students may bring mushrooms to the class for identification.
Brookings class is scheduled to begin with a lecture from 6:00 to 9:00
p.m. on Friday, November 17 at Southwestern’s Curry Campus,
followed by a field trip from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
November 18. The Brookings field trip is under a Special Use Permit
with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Port Orford class will begin with a lecture from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on
Saturday, November 18 at the Port Orford City Hall in the Council
Chambers, followed by a field trip from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on
Sunday, November 19.
of the workshop is $45. This class fills up so register soon! For more
information or to register, those interested can contact
Southwestern’s Curry Campus at 541-813-1667 or the Gold Beach
Center at 541-247-2741.