13th November 2021 – Foraging Series: Wicklow Wild Mushroom Forage and Wild Food Tasters with special guest forager

We will forage for and learn about edible, toxic and medicinal fungi. We will enjoy some grounding time in nature and some cooked edible mushroom tasters at the end of the session.

I invite you for a day spent in the Wild Wicklow hills and woodlands to forage for mushrooms and wild food with me. We will find a selection of edible species that we will cook up and taste together at the end of the day. We will learn how to identify and look out for toxic mushroom species and also discuss the medicinal qualities of mushrooms.
This event will run from 1000-1430 on Saturday 13 November 2021. 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 Co Wicklow. I am so excited to share what I have learned with you.
You must dress appropriately for a day spent outdoors, hiking boots are helpful. You must be physically fit for a day spent wandering the wilderness with hills and uneven ground (although we may not . Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. And a foraging basket (if you have one).
How much: €75 Early bird/ €90 Full Price
Early bird tickets are €75 per person early bird until the 2nd October and after that will be full price at €90 per person. Wild food tasters and my medicinal mushroom drink are provided on this walk.
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 30th October 2021.
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 shorter events in mushroom foraging from €30 for a shorter intensive 2 hour session if this might interest you more, please see my other events.
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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Here’s a podcast with me speaking about the Fly Agaric mushroom with Manchan Magan on RTE https://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2020/0909/20200909_rteradio1-almanacireland-toadstool_c21832393_21833271_232_.mp3

Bookings for this event will close at 00:00 on 31 Oct 2021

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