Safe Mushroom Foraging Part 2 (webinar)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the second of a two-part online workshop on August 4, 2020. Anyone interested in learning more about identifying and foraging local mushrooms is encouraged to register. The August 4 workshop will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM via Zoom video conferencing. To register go to The deadline to register is noon on Monday, August 3. Size is limited to 300 participants. Course is free of charge. For questions about online registration contact Katelyn Brinkerhoff at or Carter Oliver at

Instructor Lina Rodriguez Salamanca PhD is a Diagnostician & Extension Plant Pathologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Along with this online class, she teaches Morel and Oyster Mushroom Certification classes for the state. Note: This online class is for general mushroom foraging information not a certification course.

Foraging and consumer awareness is important, and there are always risks associated with consuming wild mushrooms. Participants in this workshop will discuss proper identification traits, foraging safety, distinguishing between edible and non-edible varieties and best harvesting practices including how to avoid any potential post-harvest contamination.