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... delectable treats may be sprouting for the taking. But you would be well-advised not to munch just any mushroom you see. If you're lacking in knowledge, the Arkansas Mycological Society is having an all-day mushroom hunt, taste and learning experience Saturday at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Details on the jump.

That photo, Tim Jones tells me, is of the common oyster mushroom, found all over

Mushroom Workshop

Presented by the Arkansas Mycological Society

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Meet at Visitor Center

10 am – 12:30 pm-- Foray along Arboretum Trail

12:30 am – 1:30 pm -- Lunch two kinds of wild mushroom soup will be provided, however participants should bring a sandwich and other items to supplement the soup.

1:30 am – 2:30 pm -- Power Point Presentation “Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of Arkansas”

2:45 am - 3:30 pm -- Lecture on growing your own mushrooms at home

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm -- Mycophagy session (cooking and tasting wild mushrooms) Edible finds from the morning foray will be cooked for participants to sample. Following that there will be a presentation with tips on harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking wild mushrooms.

Admission: Arkansas Mycological Society members whose dues are current (2008) may attend the workshop free of charge, but non-members over the age of 18 are asked to pay $10 for the day’s events.

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