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The fantastic world of fungi at Forest Garden

Saturday 17 October 2015

Time: 09:30am - 05:00pm

Location: Forest Garden, Shovelstrode, East Grinstead, Sussex

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Join us as we take a day to begin to explore these spectacular organisms in the beautiful setting of the Ashdown Forest... Have you every wondered how there can be nothing in a given place one day, and a stand of incredible 'toadstools' there the next? Have you ever noticed that some fungi will stain and bruise all sorts of rainbow colours? That some will leak brightly coloured milk, and others are covered in slime?... Some can even glow in the dark! From taking a look at how some different types of fungi grow and work, to starting to learn how to go about competently identifying what you've found, to how to sustainably and responsibly gather for the pot, this course aims to instill in you and enthuse you with a love of mycology that's hard to shake off!

List of equipment: Waterproofs/boots are weather dependent, we will go out unless it's torrential! please bring a small folding knife if you have one, and a trug/basket too. Don't worry if you don't there should be a few to share... And please bring a notepad and pencil if you're a note taker! There will be plenty to remember...  A home cooked lunch, teas and coffees are provided

More details can be found at Forest Garden website

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