Feeling mushroomy? Immerse yourself in the world of mycology and learn how to identify wild mushrooms with ease at Sustainable Kashi with Jon Martin! In this class, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of local mushrooms through an identification workshop and mushroom walk! Familiarize yourself with Florida species, learn how to identify and utilize wild fungi, learn bits on cultivation & photography, and mush, mush more! Anyone with a passion for nature is encouraged to join and learn about the fascinating world of fungi in this comprehensive class.
Students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of mycology concepts, the importance of mushrooms in forest ecosystems, human uses of mushrooms, fungal taxonomy, descriptive terminology, methods of identification, how to spore print, proper collection/preservation techniques, major groups of mushrooms, common genera & species, edible and medicinal mushrooms, toxic and deadly mushrooms, reference resources, cooking with mushrooms, mushroom photography, and more. Images of mushrooms from Central Florida will be shown in addition to dried and live specimens which will be examined and described by participants. Local reference books, identification tools, and other goods from Fungi Jon will be available for purchase.