Sat, Oct 21|
Humphrey Room, Jefferson County Library
Fall Fungi Foraging Workshop
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Humphrey Room, Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA 98339, USA
About the event
Growing, gifting, and gathering entheogens such as psilocybin mushrooms was recently de facto decriminalized in Port Townsend and Jefferson County due to their long standing religious and spiritual use, therapeutic potential, and overall safety profiles.
In Washington state, there are several species of wild mushrooms that contain psilocybin, such as Psilocybe azurescens and cyanescens. However, these mushrooms can be confused with far less safe and even toxic mushrooms.
Luke Towns of Juan de Fuca Fungus is a professional mushroom farmer and experienced forager. As we approach mushroom foraging season, Luke is offering this workshop on how to identify common species of entheogenic mushrooms and distinguish them from other, non-edible species.
This workshop is not intended to encourage use of entheogens, only to help foster safety, responsibility, and awareness within our community regarding locally harvested entheogenic mushrooms and to provide education to our community as a form of harm reduction. The Port Townsend Psychedelic Society offers other workshops that cover best practices for adults who choose to use entheogens.