Monday, July 29, 2013

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan
at Norwegian Wood Retreat, LLC
30440 Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371
Cost - $40 per person

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 the woodland, cooking and sampling wild mushroom pizzas!  Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each group of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable species found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!

Bring a bag lunch,  camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about, or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER!  Suggested field guide:  North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Miller & Miller 2006.

About the Instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help protect 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. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Nature's Circle - Friends of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Please join us to ring in a
Happy, Healthy New Year!

January gathering of Nature’s Circles women will be Sunday, January 6, 3 – 5 PM,
at the beautiful and refreshing Norwegian Wood Retreat, just south of Princeton, west side of US 169.

We’ll focus on health and the healing power of nature at the beginning of a New Year.
Sherry will introduce and lead us in some basic Spring Forest Qigong, so dress comfy for easy movement.
You are invited to bring your favorite health-related books or other natural healing materials/items to discuss and share.
Remember, your school-age daughters/granddaughters are also welcome to participate!

Deb has graciously offered to host us at her B & B/retreat.  Feel free to bring munchies to share.

From the south: Take US 169 north out of Zimmerman, past intersection with CR 9. Approximately 1-1/2 miles north of CR 9, you will see a blue and white sign for Norwegian Wood and a sign for CR 38. Stay in the left lane and, instead of taking CR 38 east, turn west and CROSS 169. Enter the driveway and take the middle road (with sign) to Norwegian Wood.
From the north:  Take US 169 south past the Princeton exits.  Not quite 2 miles south of the Fairview/McDonald’s exit, look for the Norwegian Wood sign and a sign for CR 38.  Stay in the right lane and, instead of taking CR 38 east, turn directly from 169 into the driveway and take the middle road (with sign) to Norwegian Wood.