November 2-4, 2018
$300, includes instruction, lodging, and food
- Instructors – Past instructors have included Dr. Michael Bueg, Debbie Viess, and Dane Osis
- Lodging is in Westwind’s rustic cabins, all of which are equipped with heaters, outlets and lights.
- Food seasonal menu, including locally caught fish, foraged mushrooms, fall vegetables, and other scratch-cooked meals.
Westwind is located within Oregon’s coastal rain forest, and it is always mushroom season!
Fall at Westwind brings a fantastic flush of edibles, including matsutake, chanterelles, porcinis, chicken of the woods, oysters and lobsters (the mushroom variety!).
Upon foraging at Westwind for a day and finding over 125 species, David Arora called Westwind a “Mushroom Safari.”
The 2016 Mushroom Camp (Westwind’s first!) found a comparable array of species. Only weeks before the camp was the largest Slippery Jack flush in recent years.
Join mycologists, cooks, and aficionados for a weekend of foraging, identification, discussions, and cooking with mushrooms. All levels of experience (or inexperience) welcome.
- Field study and collection of notable mushroom species
- Instruction on proper identification
- Discussion of wild collection/crafting with mushrooms
- Cooking and processing of mushrooms; wine pairing
- Talks on mushroom history, other fungus topics, and conservation
Other activities while at Westwind:
- Clamming and crabbing (with a license, we have the gear)
- Kayaking & canoeing in Salmon River estuary
- Tide pooling
Mushroom Camp starts Friday afternoon (after crossing the Salmon River on Westwind ferries) and ends Sunday afternoon.
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