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      January 24, 2020

       

      San Luis Obispo, California, United States
      San Luis Obispo, California

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      San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Presents: Mushroom Discovery With Author, Christian Schwarz

      Are you mystified by the seasonal appearance of mushrooms? Have you always been interested, but daunted by the complexity of fungal forms? Well, now is the time to get some in-depth and hands-on training on mushroom identification! The Garden is excited to welcome Christian Schwarz from Santa Cruz, co-author of the Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, for an in-depth look at the diverse fungi found on the central coast. Join Christian at the SLO Botanical Garden on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 24-26, for a class series that explores mushroom habitats and identification methods. This interdisciplinary program will engage students through a combination of classroom lecture, field exploration, and hands-on exercises.

      Topics/activities to be covered include: taxonomy basics, field identification, ethical harvesting guidelines, safety issues and tips on how to avoid toxic/poisonous mushrooms, use of citizen science tools, and sampling of a variety of edible mushroom preparations, and more!

      For more information and to register, email education@slobg.org or call 805.541.1400×304. Space is limited and you must Pre-register for the weekend workshop.FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 5:30 – 7:30PM
      LECTURE: MUSHROOMS OF SLO COUNTY

      This photo-filled presentation will cover some common mushroom taxonomy and identification methods, in addition to some of the research conducted by Christian and mushrooms he has found along the central coast and beyond. You’ll get some Q&A time with Christian and look at fresh specimens. Christian will be selling and signing copies of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast.

      No reservations required.
      Suggested donation $5 Garden members / $10 public.

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