Refund Policy

·   All class ticket sales are considered a donation to Fox Haven and help us to fulfill our mission. Full refunds (minus a 20% processing fee) will be given to any participant canceling at least 30 days prior to the scheduled class date. Due to the nature of full series commitments, no refunds will be processed once the series has started.

·   Enrollment cannot be transferred to another class. If you are within the 30-day cancellation period, it is best to request a refund and sign up for the desired replacement.


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Foraging Level 1: Spring Mushroom Foray with Jared Urchek

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$40.00 - $55.00
Jared Urchek is no stranger to the forest. Join us for this special forage to see what spring bounty lies along the trails of Frederick’s Municipal Forest.

This beginner’s workshop will introduce you to the easy to identify, edible species of mushrooms that can be found in the Maryland area during the Spring months. The class will begin with a talk about the ethics and safety of wild foraging mushrooms. We will also talk about how mushrooms grow, what their characteristics are, and how to spot the best habitats to increase your chances of success.

This class is hands on, so come prepared to walk in the woods. We will likely be off the beaten path, so good woods shoes/boots are a must. Please bring some water, a knife, a collecting basket (or cardboard box), a camera and/or notebook, tick protection, and paper lunch bags to separate your finds.

At the end of class, we will come back together and talk about how to verify our finds. How to use field guides, dichotomous keys, and online resources will be discussed. We will then talk about how to prepare and preserve different species and celebrate all that we have learned by cooking up some of our finds and enjoying the gifts of the woods.

We recommend the Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William C. Roody as an excellent beginning field guide.

 

About LandBack Tax
From 2022 onward, Fox Haven will donate $2 from each event ticket to the Kikeokan Foundation to pay LandBack tax, acknowledging our access to stolen Indigenous land. The Kikeokan Foundation is an Indigenous-led initiative working to restore ancestral land and sovereignty to the Piscataway and other Indigenous communities of the Chesapeake.

 

Weather Policy
If inclement weather is predicted ahead of an event, you will be notified 48 hours before the event date about any cancellation or rescheduling. Otherwise, the event is presumed to take place rain or shine. An alternative venue may be arranged if shelter is required. Please note that refunds are not provided for postponed events or no-shows. However, if Fox Haven cancels, a full refund will be issued.


COVID Protocol

Please do not come to class if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to others who are sick. Email alecks@foxhavenfarm.org to discuss your absence. Masks are optional during all events. If diagnosed with COVID within 5 days post-class, please notify us so that we can inform participants about possible exposure.

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