Wild Edible Mushroom Identification Workshop


Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan 

at Norwegian Wood Retreat, LLC

30440 Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371

Cost - $50 per person

Proceeds will be used to support the new Oak Savanna Learning Center at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. 



This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms.  Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, a mushroom foray in a nearby forest, and cooking/sampling edible mushrooms.  Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each "form group" of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable mushrooms found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible and poisonous mushrooms will be on display!


Bring your own bag lunch, camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about or just want to share!  Suggested field guide:  North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Orson K. Miller and Hope Miller 2006.


About the Instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help preserve rare insect species and their habitats. She spends her free time documenting, identifying, and enjoying fungi. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on this planet is powerful and often underestimated. During the summer, he and Sarah grow vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN.


For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website:


To Register, email, or call Deb at 651-335-3449.  Prepayment is accepted by check, Visa, and PayPal. 


Due to limited space pre-registration is required.