Wild Edible Mushroom Identification Workshop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

 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 - $40 per person.


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 the woodland, cooking and sampling wild mushroom pizzas! Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each group of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable species found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!

Bring a bag lunch, camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about, or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER! Suggested field guide: North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Miller & Miller 2006.

About the Instructors: Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help protect 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 and market vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN. For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website: www.mycomagnet.com

To Register, email deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com, or call Deb at 651-335-3449. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Payment is accepted by check and PayPal. For directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat, go to www.norwegianwoodretreat.com and click on the Google Maps link.



Knitting with Arnhild

October 31-November 2, 2014

at Norwegian Wood Retreat, LLC

Princeton, MN 55371

Arnhild Hillesland, a native Norwegian and expert in knitting, will be providing knitting instruction at Norwegian Wood Retreat, Princeton, MN.


Learning opportunities abound!  Arnhild will help you finish a project or start a new one.  All level of skills are welcome.  Group size is limited to allow Arnhild to focus on individual guidance and share learning experiences.


Examples of techniques that will be covered -

Fair Isle knitting

Adjust the pattern so it fits!

Importance of gauge swatches

Make "steeks"

Add facings

Finishing techniques:

Shoulder seams

Knit up stitches (picking up)

Make and space buttonholes

Attach front band/facings

Neckband (collar)

And other miscellaneous tips learned over a life time of making sweaters!


Weekend Retreat rate includes overnight accommodations, 5 light healthy meals, and knitting instruction - $300.  


Daily Rate without overnight accommodations and includes meals for the day - $120 per day.


Register at info@norwegianwoodretreat.com 

or call Deb at 651-335-3449.


Payment is accepted by cash, check, PayPal, credit card

For information on the facility, go to www.norwegianwoodretreat.com