Fungi Foray - with Bengt Saxmark
An Event during New Mills Community Festival
Sunday 23 September 2012 and Sunday 30 september 2012
Time: Assemble outside the White Hart at 13.45 ready to leave at 14.00.
Expected time for the walk is 2-3 hours, plus time at the pub afterwards.
Cost: £5, concessions £3, children free.
Route: Start and finish outside the White Hart pub at the top of Dye House Lane for a walk in the fields and lanes around New Mills
No equipment needed, just suitable clothing depending on the weather. Not a strenuous walk.
Afterwards: Back at the White Hart we’ll have a taste of a wild mushroom dish that I will prepare.
About me and the purpose of the walk:
- I’m Swedish, and I have been gathering, preserving and cooking wild mushrooms most of my life. With my wife I run a business selling our handpicked dried mushrooms: www.getfunghi.co.uk.
- I like to share my knowledge with people who are curious about wild mushrooms and wish to be able to pick them themselves.
- My aim is to encourage people to pick mushrooms without being scared of picking the wrong one, and I will give a few tips that will make it easier for you to pick safely.
- I trained at Umeå University in Sweden to be a wild mushroom adviser to the public, which doesn’t make me a mycologist but a person qualified to tell you in most cases what’s edible or not.
I can’t guarantee how many mushrooms we will find but we always find something!
Places limited so book early! To reserve a place email:
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