12th November 2021- Foraging and Wildcrafting Series: Beginners to Intermediate ID Walk/ Edible, Medicinal, Toxic Fungi Wicklow Mushroom Foray with special guest forager

We will forage for and learn about edible, toxic and medicinal fungi. There will be a wild food drink and or taster as well.

I invite you to spend some time in the Wicklow hills and woodlands to forage for wild mushrooms with me.  We will learn how to identify and look out for toxic mushroom species and also discuss the medicinal qualities of mushrooms. Our aim for the day will be to identify at least one toxic, one edible, and one medicinal wild mushroom. We will also identify any other edible wild mushrooms we come across. This event is aimed at beginners to intermediate.
The group will be split into 2 as we will be joined by a special guest UK forager. Michael is a very qualified wild food forager with many years of experience and has so much to offer in sharing his skills and wisdom.
There is a fantastic array of wild fungi in Wicklow. I am so excited to share what I have learned with you.
You must dress appropriately for time spent outdoors, hiking boots and raingear are helpful.
There will be a wild food drink and or taster to share with you all.
When: Friday 12 November 2021. The walk will be 1030-1330
Where: County Wicklow and the exact location will be shared closer to the date.
How much: €50 Early bird/ €65 Full Price
Early bird tickets are €50 per person early bird until the 3rd October 2021 and after that will be full price of €65 per person.

Bookings for all of my events will close 2 weeks before the event takes place. In this case, the event will close to all new bookings on the 29th October 2021.

Register for this event by clicking here.

I will be in touch with you before the event takes place to share the location with those that have booked their place.

Ps I am holding a Fly Agaric in the photo, hopefully we find one but we will not be eating it, just so you know! This mushroom is particularly rich in folklore and history.

I also offer longer half day, more intensive events in mushroom and wild food foraging/ wildcrafting events starting from €75- if this might interest you more, please see my other events. I also offer private sessions, but the season is short and intense and books out early, so please get in touch as soon as possible if this may interest you.
Here’s a podcast with me speaking about the Fly Agaric mushroom with Manchan Magan on RTEhttps://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2020/0909/20200909_rteradio1-almanacireland-toadstool_c21832393_21833271_232_.mp3
About me: I am Courtney Tyler. I live in County Wicklow, happiest surrounded by trees and observing the changing seasons. I am a keen forager and spend much time wandering the hedgerows and forests for wild local food to preserve as food or medicine or to add to my fermented food and drinks.
I am a proud member of The Association of Foragers. I am not a mushroom expert nor a mycologist. However I have safely foraged for and consumed about 75 wild mushrooms as food or medicine. I can identify many toxic or deadly fungi and show you what to be careful of. I have processed wild plants and fungi into herbal tinctures, teas and salves. I am passionate about the learning process and am able to clearly communicate what i know and the passion I feel for the hard won knowledge and experience that I have acquired.
I tend to dive head-long into the things that interest me and I am largely self-taught, however I also have had many teachers and many who inspire me greatly. It is not unusual for me to fall asleep each night with a mushroom book in hand. (Don’t ask me how many mushroom books I have!!)
I have just completed some training provided by Wicklow Partnership and Leader funding for a Forest Bathing Certification and plan to share some of this practice on my some of my walks as a stand alone practice or also to compliment some of the the wild food and foraging walks.
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Bookings for this event will close at 00:00 on 31 Oct 2021
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