August 22, 2014
Join us for the 7th Annual Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend in Eagle, Colorado August 22nd-24th. This weekend will feature delicious foods and dinners created by hand selected local chefs from Eagle utilizing local and regional foods and local mushrooms and wild edibles, foraging for mushrooms & wild edibles, education on mushrooms and wild edibles, wine tastings and beer tastings. weekend kicks off with a Friday night welcome party in downtown Eagle for weekend guests and local then continues until Sunday afternoon with educational seminars, foraging, a grand dinner and more. A truly unique experience that any food lover, foodie, locavore or mushroom enthusiast will be sure to enjoy!
(more details to come in mid summer)
Ticket sales will be through Eventbrite.com. We will also sell tickets day of if available.
o Includes entrance to all events + welcome goodie bag
o This is the BEST value for the entire weekend and will SELL OUT!
o Up to a $60 savings off day of tickets!!
o Event will take place in downtown Eagle, CO. Details to come.
o Daily price includes your choice of educational seminar, guided foraging, and identification session with experts
o Includes a 4 course wild edible & mushroom dinner featuring local products and chefs along with 4 wine pairings and live music at the Eagle Ranch Golf Course.
FESTIVAL RULES, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
MEET THE EXPERTS (subject to change; more to come)
LARRY EVANSLarry Evans has been hunting, cooking, eating, and teaching about wild mushrooms and edible plants for 30 years. He founded the Western Montana Mycological Association in 1991, and it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1995. He taught a mushroom class at the Glacier Institute near Glacier National Park for 29 years. He is featured in the Ron Mann film Know Your Mushrooms and has produced and recorded 2 CDs of mushroom music, Fungal Boogie and Fungal BoogieMan. Find out more about Larry and the WMMA at www.fungaljungal.org
KATRINA BLAIRKatrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College where she graduated with a Biology Degree. In 1997 she completed a MA from John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1997, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. She has taught sustainable living practices through John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA, San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She also teaches internationally at retreats, festival and educational and healing events. She is the author of her most recent book, published in 2009, Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep, as well as, several smaller locally distributed publications such as:Commitments for Living the Good Life – The Wisdoms of the Osha Root, Snow Cone Recipe Book, and Las Plantas de Iztac along with four wild plant recipe calendars. She lives at the Turtle Lake Community Organic Garden in Durango, Colorado and is currently working on her forthcoming book, “Our Wealth of Wild Weeds”.
KEN KASSENBROCKKen Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi were initially culinary, over the years they mushroomed (what else?) to include other aspects of the biology of this fascinating kingdom including ecology, toxicology, biotechnology and cultivation. Avocation and vocation eventually converged, and Ken currently teaches Mycology (mushrooms, molds, mildews and more) at Colorado State University, where he is on the faculty in the Biology Department.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2014 EVENT SPONSORS