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The Magic of Mushrooms at Salvos

Sunday 29th October. 11am - 8pm.

Wild fungi or mushrooms out-number our wild plants at a ratio of 6:1, that's a lot of mushrooms... If you've ever wanted to pick your own edible mushrooms and/or been interested in learning more about the amazing organisms of the 5th kingdom, then this event will tick your boxes.

The day will begin at 11am with a 3-4 hour foray searching for and looking at a range of edible, medicinal, useful, toxic and bizarre species of wild fungi. Once the foray is finished, you will then have time to head home, grab a cuppa and get changed before heading down to Salvos: in Headingley for a 3 course wild mushroom dinner starting at 6pm (even dessert will have a mushroom theme...).

Fungi are more closely related to animals than they are plants and it was long believed that they were
in the plant kingdom, more specifically, cryptogams, non-flowering, spore dropping organisms like mosses and ferns, that was until the 1980's when it was scientifically agreed that they weren't plants and were given a kingdom of their own to inhabit. Fungi come in various shapes, sizes and colours, they perform various different and important roles within the natural world, are widely employed in modern medicine and food (think blue cheese & wine - without fungi you'd have neither) and even utilised in materials - more about this on the event... Given the nature of fungi, it can't be guaranteed as to which species we will find but I'll be using my experience and knowledge of locations to ensure a good selection to show you all.

Tickets for this event can be purchased from Salvos via the following link:

You can also view some of my previous mushroom recipes and informative articles on my website, have a look around and you'll find them.

Look forward to seeing you.


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