December 8-9, 2018
Shady Creek Outdoor School and Event Center
18601 Pathfinder Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Register at www.YubaWatershedInstitute.org/register
Saturday December 8, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops. PLEASE NOTE: Online pre-registration is required to attend this event. Register online at www.YubaWatershedInstitute.org/register.
Meeting location for the morning mushroom hunt will be provided when you register. Bring a bagged lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. Also useful: collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, and hand lens. Please carpool if possible. This is a rain or shine event.
Following the collection foray, we will come together at the Shady Creek Center to participate in identification discussions, mushroom group organization, and presentations. There will be wild mushroom soups, and other food and merchandise for sale.
9:00 – 9:15 • Sign in and Register. Please arrive by 9:00 to ensure time for orientation.
9:15 – 10:00 • “Introduction to the Foray” and “Basic Forms of Fungi and Where to Find Them” – Daniel Nicholson, local mycologist and naturalist
9:30 – 10:15 • Foray groups organize and depart to foraging sites in the Tahoe National Forest and nearby U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands
1:15 -1:30 • Leave Foray sites and return to Shady Creek Center
2:30 – 3:30 • “Fungi of Vanuatu” – Dr. Brian Perry, mycologist and professor
3:30 – 4:30 • “Santa Cruz Fungi and Myco-flora Project” – Christian Schwarz, mycologist and author
Sunday December 9, 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday we host the 8th annual Wild Mushroom Exposition. The Exposition will provide presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms and their attributes. There will be wild-crafted food concessions, mushroom-themed merchandise available for sale, and lectures and workshops that celebrate fungi. Popular exhibits include more than 200 identified fungi species, UV bio-phosphorescent reaction room, DNA phylogenetic tree display, and edible mushroom table.
11:30 -12:30 • “Fungi of Mexico (Hongos Insolitos de Mexico)” – Alan Rockefeller, mycologist
11:30 – 1:00 • “Uses of Fungi in Society” and “Mushroom Cultivation Workshop: Make Your Own Mushroom Kit” (1 per family to take home!) – Jeff Weld, farmer (New Leaf Permaculture Farm)
1:15 – 2:30 • “How to Cook Mushrooms, Creatively and a Wild Mushroom Cooking Demonstration” – Chad Hyatt, chef and author
2:45 -4:00 • “Medicinal Mushrooms of California” and “How to Make Medicine with Mushrooms” workshop – Dr. Christopher Hobbs, herbalist and author
Saturday – $30 general; $25 for YWI members; $15 for full- time students (13 and older)
Sunday – $15 general; $10 for YWI members and full-time students (13 and older)
For both days, admission is free for children 12 years old and under. However, children must still be registered for the event online.
Please be aware there are NO DOGS and NO SMOKING allowed at the Shady Creek Center.
Purchase tickets at www.YubaWatershedInstitute.org/register.
Volunteer positions are available. For this and other information, visit www.YubaWatershedInstitute.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 530-955-1822.