- January 14, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beginner’s level mushroom identification class and introduction to mycology (the study of mushrooms) with a focus on Florida mushrooms. This course will introduce students to concepts of field mycology and cover the uses and importance of mushrooms, descriptive terminology, basic taxonomy, methods of identification, proper collection and preservation techniques, major groups of mushrooms, common genera and species, edible and medicinal mushrooms, toxic and deadly mushrooms, reference resources, mushroom photography tips, and more. Images of mushrooms located in Central Florida will be shown. Dried and/or live specimens will be displayed and examined by the class.
Learn how to call mushrooms by their proper name and develop a greater understanding for fascinating fungi!
Receive $10 off your tuition when you register and pay in full by December 31, 2017, otherwise the full registration fee will apply.
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Instructor: Jon Martin
Jon is an aspiring mycologist and mushroom enthusiast focused on identifying, photographing, and documenting local species of fungi present in Central Florida. From their significant role in the ecosystem, to their beauty and potential as a source of food and medicine, Jon is inspired by mushrooms and spends as much time as possible in nature getting to know them. He contributes to local parks by conducting periodic fungi surveys on designated properties, and shares his finds with book authors, mushroom photographers, and mycologists. He has also been involved with local agriculture and permaculture, volunteering with Sugar Top Farms, Sundew Gardens, and other small organic farms. He studies the healing properties and energies of whole foods from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine and advocates the importance of diet in holistic health.