Foraging for Wild Mushrooms Saturday 4th October 2014
Learn all about wild mushrooms in the beautiful woods of Kylebrack.
During this one day workshop, qualified experts will show you where mushrooms grow, why they grow there and how to distinguish the edible from the inedible.
The day will begin at 11 am with refreshments and an introductory talk on fungi in The Three Towers Eco House, followed by a forage in the surrounding woods.
After our wild mushroom hunt we will come back to The Three Towers for an organic lunch followed by identification of specimens and a cook-up of fungi we have found. Booking is essential and must be made before 20th September 2014.
Rain gear and hiking boots or wellingtons are a must! The Great Mushroom Forage with Robert & Mary White
The Three Towers Eco House offers nine bespoke eco bedrooms designed with comfort and rustic luxury in mind. Next to the Eco House sit two spacious eco cabins. One accommodates up to 6 people and the other 2/3. Less than a minutes walk away, lies a country cottage that can accommodate up 6 people in three rooms. www.thethreetowers.com
There is something deeply satisfying about going into a beautiful wood looking for wild mushrooms .The combination of trees, undergrowth and stillness combined with the thrill of discovering some delicious edible fungi or getting to know some of the fantastic varieties that live in our broadleaf or coniferous woods appeals to us. Whether it is the brightly coloured Fly Agarics of our childhood stories or the combination of can I eat it? or will it make me sick? makes us want to know more about these fascinating species.
On Saturday September 28th we will host our first Mushroom Hunt and then on Saturday October 5th we will hold a second Wild Mushroom Hunt in the lovely woods of the Blackstairs.
Cost per person is €50 per person plus €5 booking fee which includes all snacks, refreshments and a delicious organic lunch plus the opportunity to learn the names of some of our commonest mushrooms . Hopefully we will find some edibles, Ceps and Chanterelles which we will cook up after our Mushroom Hunt .
Please bring a basket, boots and a coat in case the weather is cold or wet.
As this is one of our most popular events, please do book in good time as places are limited.
Start Time 10.30.
Meet at the Old Rectory, Killedmond for an introductory chat plus light refreshments then off into the woods to see what we can find.
We will come back to lunch and then name all we find and cook up the edible ones.