Friday, August 3, 2012

Wild Edible Mushroom Identification Workshop

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Limited Seating so register now!

Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan
at Norwegian Wood Retreat, LLC
30440 Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371
Cost - $40 per person includes lunch
This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting,
identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms. Activities will include a photo presentation
of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, a mushroom foray in a
nearby forest, and cooking/sampling edible mushrooms. Edibility guidelines, cautions and other
pointers will be provided for each "form group" of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common,
delicious, and readily identifiable mushrooms found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/
inedible and poisonous mushrooms will be on display!
Bring your camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and
are curious about or just want to share! Suggested field guide: North American Mushrooms: A Field
Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Orson K. Miller and Hope Miller 2006.
About the Instructors: Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working
to help preserve rare insect species and their habitats. She spends her free time documenting,
identifying, and enjoying fungi. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on
this planet is powerful and often underestimated. During the summer, he and Sarah grow and
market vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN.
For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website:
To Register, email, or call Deb at 651-335-3449
Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Payment is accepted by check and PayPal.
For directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat, go to and click on the
Google Maps link.


  1. Are you having any more this year or in the fall. Missed this past one

  2. Hi Mushroom Friends,

    Hope you all are having a happy and fruitful summer! We've been happy to have lots of lovely rainy weather, and just found the first lobster mushrooms of the season in our area-- yum!

    Wanted to let you know about these two upcoming workshops Nick and I are teaching.

    Edible Mushroom Workshop
    Sunday Aug. 27th, 2017, 11A-5P
    Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center
    Hosted by Dakota County Parks
    This is our typical 6hr. workshop that includes classroom learning, working with specimens, a foray in the forest, and cooking and sampling a variety of edibles.
    More details and to register:

    Mycelium Mysteries: Women's Mushrooming Retreat
    Oct. 6-8, 2017
    Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI
    Hosted by Midwest Women's Herbal
    Join us for an amazing diversity of mushroom workshops on a broad range of topics including fungal ecology, wild mushroom ID skills, medicinal mushrooms, and ethnomycology. I'll be teaching both beginning and advanced mushroom ID courses.
    More details and to register:

    Best wishes,