Community Forays & Classes
CMS partners with the City of Eugene Recreation Services to offer seasonal educational forays and classes to the community. The following Classes and Forays are offered in the fall with the Amazon Community Recreation Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene. Pre-registration for these offerings are required at Eugene RecEnroll.
Fall Mushroom Classes & Forays
Do you enjoy eating local wild mushrooms but are afraid to forage for them? Learn how to safely identify and consume wild mushrooms. Discover their habitat, which mushrooms to avoid and which choice edibles are easiest to identify and find. The presentation includes an edible & non-edible mushroom display and wild mushroom tasting based on season and weather availability.
Family Mushroom Foray (November 3, 2018) – Barcode 131461
The Cascade Mycological Society guides us on a fungi identification hunt in our own neighborhood. Explore a local park (Hendrick Park or Amazon Park) for fall mushrooms. We won’t be picking on this trip, just identifying.
Adult Mushroom Foray (October 20, 2018) – Barcode 131463
In partnership with the Cascade Mycological Society, we offer a trip to the woods in search of mushrooms. This trip will be educational and with luck, we will find some edible varieties. Open to persons 18 years and older. Transportation included. Cost is $32.
Spring Mushroom Classes
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms (May 24, 2019) – Barcode #TBD (Note: this class replaces the Spring Mushroom Gardening Class)
Mushrooms add wonderful flavor and depth to dishes; plus they provide valuable nutrition. The Cascade Mycological Society will introduce you to some of the many locally available wild mushrooms that are best for your table. Learn the best ways to clean them preserve them and cook with them. Plus learn a few insider tricks to bring out their sumptuous flavor. The class will wrap up with a chance to taste a dish made with seasonally available mushrooms.