Mushroom ID hikes and Mushroom based culinary delights Nov. 10th at Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center will host, "Walk on the Wild Side" as part of the 2019 Feast Mendocino Festival on Sunday, November 10th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location of the event is at Jug Handle's new Bunk Cabin/Classroom on the east side of Highway One--15501 North Highway One in Caspar. "Walk on the Wild Side" features guided mushroom identification walks in the lovely surrounding woods of Jug Handle Creek Farm and Jug Handle State Reserve.
Mushroom hor d'oerves: appetizers, mushroom based drinks, and mushroom desserts will be served, prepared by Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow, the authors of "The Wild Mushroom Cookbook, Recipes from Mendocino." The authors and cooks will be there to discuss the recipes, and their cookbook will be available for sale. Ruby Maddock will also prepare mushroom based refreshments.
Forays into the surrounding fields and woods searching for mushrooms will be led by Steve Jahelka of State Parks, Jim Gibson, Leanna Lytle and Fern Tahja.
Mushroom teas will be available to sample and purchase, and several mushroom types will be on display. There will be a large mushroom display prepared by Eric Schramm of Mendocino Mushroom Company, who will do a presentation and mushroom talk after the hike, when desserts will be served. Cost to attend is $ 30 per person. Please RSVP by calling ( 707) 937-3498.
Jug Handle is a non-profit Nature Education Center and overnight lodge, and this event is a fund raiser for our education programs with local and regional schools. The link to the Nature Center's website is: jughandlecreekfarm.org/nature-education/