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Foraging

Description

Matthew Normansell is a British foraging and wild food guide who has been running successful wild food courses in Europe for the last decade. He relocated to the USA to marry his wife and business partner Megan Normansell who is a certified herbalist and health counselor. Whilst being mostly self taught he was greatly influenced by his upbringing in the countryside and by herbalists and healers in his mothers family, and has worked and trained with some of the top foragers in Europe such as Roger Phillips as well as having met with and been influenced by foragers in the US such as Pascal Baudar and Samuel Thayer. Matthew ran programs for local authorities, city councils, top chefs, cookery schools, food festivals and has trained Bushcraft guides on wild edible plants and fungi. He has run courses for the Oneida nation in Green Bay, and for Sam Thayer’s company, Foragers Harvest. In addition he has written for various national and local publications, online blogs, and appeared both on BBC TV and on Wisconsin public television as a foraging expert. In addition he is a foray leader for the Wisconsin Mycological Society and is certified as an Expert mushroom identifier through the Midwest American Mycological Information (MAMI) program, and is a certified mushroom expert in 3 Midwest states.

 

1.       Intro to Spring Foraging-Intro to a selection of common edible plants and fungi

2.      Foraging in Spring-intermediate level class to build on your plant and fungi identification skills, identify plants by family and differentiate some plants and fungi that are more complex to differentiate. 

3.      Eat the Invasives-participants learn about how eating invasive plants can help make you and the environment be healthier.

4.      Medicinal Plants & Fungi-participants learn some common medicinal plants and fungi in Wisconsin and how to create herbal preparations at home, such as tinctures and salves.

5.      Introduction to Wild Mushrooms­- Demystifying common terms and learn mushroom anatomy and life cycles in the field. Discover common lookalikes and poisonous mushrooms and how to identify common seasonal edible mushrooms

6.      Wild Mushroom Identification-explore a variety of wild mushrooms that can be found in Wisconsin focusing on edible and medicinal species of fungi and how to tell them apart, from toxic and look alike.

Sessions

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Intro to Spring Foraging (May 21)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

20 Spots Open

 Program Notice (2)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
05/21/20 - 05/21/20 $20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)

Class Cancelled

Foraging in Spring (May 30)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

20 Spots Open

 Program Notice (2)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
05/30/20 - 05/30/20 $20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)

Class Cancelled

Eat the Invasives (June 18)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

19 Spots Open

 Program Notice (1)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
06/18/20 - 06/18/20 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

    Offered:

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$20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)
Duck Creek Quarry Park/Foraging
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Medicinal Plants & Fungi (July 25)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

17 Spots Open

 Program Notice (1)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
07/25/20 - 07/25/20 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Offered:

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$20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)
Duck Creek Quarry Park/Foraging
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Introduction to Wild Mushrooms (Aug. 27)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

17 Spots Open

 Program Notice (1)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
08/27/20 - 08/27/20 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

    Offered:

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$20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)
Brown County WI Park & Pet Exercise Area/Foraging
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Wild Mushroom Identification (Sept. 5)


Instructors: Matt Normansell

19 Spots Open

 Program Notice (1)
  • Age: 14 ‐100
09/05/20 - 09/05/20 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Offered:

  • M
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  • F
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$20.00
(+ $15.00 for non-residents)
Ted Fritsch Park/Foraging
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