MINGA by 10C

Minga by 10C’s mission is simply to create a world in which more people do what they love, define their own success, connect with each other, and do way more awesome stuff. Minga by 10C is for those of us who love to get their hands dirty. The ones who live by doing.  The ones who crave deep, authentic connection. The ones who are not satisfied with the status quo. The ones who are up to something.

We’re doing it one connected and fun workshop at a time.


Come walk in the woods with experienced forager and biologist Luke Eckstein to explore the amazing world of fungi and mushrooms this summer!

 

Two workshop dates:

August 14 10Am – 1PM

$50.00 before August 1, $60.00 as of August 1

The location of this workshop will be announce to registrants before the event

Register here

 

September 4  9AM – 12PM

$50.00 before August 15, $60.00 as of August 16

The location of this workshop will be announce to registrants before the event

Register here

 

Fungi are often a hidden part of natural communities but they are very important and incredibly fascinating in the many ways they work ‘behind the scenes’ of nature. They are a mind-bogglingly diverse group adapted to every niche of the natural world and despite sometimes being tough to spot, there are probably mushrooms all around you when you venture into the woods.

Come walk in the woods with experienced forager and biologist Luke Eckstein to explore the amazing world of fungi and mushrooms this summer! We will see what kinds of mushrooms are fruiting right now, learn and practice basic identification skills, learn about the habits and ecology of the fungi we encounter, and talk about simple and delicious recipes to eat your future foraged fungi.

You will learn:

  • Mushroom Identification
  • Risks, hazards and safety
  • Sustainable harvesting
  • Which mushrooms to look for at different times of year

You will want to attend if:

  • You are curious about mushrooms
  • You want to better understand your environment
  • You are interested in respectfully harvesting wild edible mushrooms

*Please note that the instructor will provide information and demonstrations (as is possible) about sustainable harvesting, but the class will not be focused on individual harvesting.

** The workshop will take place RAIN OR SHINE.

*** Kids under 12 years old can attend for FREE with a ticket-holding adult.

 

Instructor Luke Eckstein

I grew up in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and I’ve been eating wild edible plants since I was little. The first plant I ever learned to eat is a plant called Cheeses or Common Mallow. I have no memory of how I learned it was edible, but I do remember picking and eating it from around my schoolyard by at least grade three.I was also very lucky to grow up with a forested area behind our house where I would build forts, follow animal trails and explore. I learned to watch out for the thorny trees (Hawthorns), the biting insects (bees and mosquitoes) and not to step on the stinky plants in the marshy areas (Skunk Cabbage). When our family moved to another forested property, I was amazed by all the new and different plant species I found in this other kind of forest and took out two books from the library: Peterson’s Field Guide to Edible Plants and Peterson’s Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. I indulged my curiosity learning about plants throughout high school until I had less time for this while attending university.

At university, I studied biology and was entirely amazed by subjects like genetics and cell biology, and I chose to specialize in molecular biology and microbiology. Learning from these fields about how the world works on a scale below what we can see with our eyes is like rediscovering all sorts of things that I thought I knew. I also took courses in plant biology and zoology and have been quite compelled by questions about the origins of life, the story of life on Earth over time and how the world of today came to be. I am obviously still learning and will be for a very long time, but I would love to share my foraging experience and help others discover and rediscover the wonders of the world around us.

 

Cancellation Guidelines

10C will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by 10C.

If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 5 days notice, a 100% refund will be issued.

If a registrant cancels with less than 5 days notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.

We are unable to provide a refund after the workshop takes place.

The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.

* Please note that we’ll be sending out information about the specifics of the workshop a few days in advance, including a reminder of what to bring and the workshop location.