Sunday, September 6, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Sobieski, WI 54171

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Mushroom Foraging with Matthew Normansell 

Enjoy a walk in the woods learning about the mushrooms that live among us! Join British foraging and wild food guide, Matthew Normansell, as he identifies various mushrooms in our northeast Wisconsin woods and what they are used for. Matthew is certified as an Expert mushroom identifier through the Midwest American Mycological Information program.

This fall foraging course will introduce you to the fascinating world of Wisconsin's edible and medicinal wild fungi. You will be introduced to a range of common seasonal mushrooms, and taught hands on how to tell them apart from potential harmful look alikes. We will cover basic fungal anatomy, habitats and harvesting tips along with practical field identification for the budding forager. 

Fee: $50

About Matthew Normansell

Matthew Normansell is a British foraging and wild food guide who has been running successful wild foodcourses in Europe for the last decade. He relocated to the USA to marry his wife and business partner Megan Normansell who is a certified herbalist and health counsellor. Whilst being mostly self-taught he was greatly influenced by his upbringing in the countryside and by herbalists and healers in his mother’s family, and has worked and trained with some of the top foragers in Europe such as Roger Phillips as well as having met with and been influenced by foragers in the US such as Pascal Baudar and Samuel Thayer.

Matthew ran programs for local authorities, city councils, top chefs, cookery schools, food festivals and has trained Bushcraft guides on wild edible plants and fungi. He has run courses for the Oneida nation in Green Bay, and for Sam Thayer’s company, Foragers Harvest. In addition, he has written for various national and local publications, online blogs, and appeared both on BBC TV and on Wisconsin public television as a foraging expert.

In addition, he is a foray leader for the Wisconsin Mycological Society and is certified as an Expert mushroom identifier through the Midwest American Mycological Information (MAMI) program and is a certified mushroom expert in 3 Midwest states.