Medicinal Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
Friday, February 22
Time: 6 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Anna Sitkoff*
Explore medicinal mushrooms on multiple levels through the eye of ethnomycology, biochemistry, pharmacognosy, and the most current research. This class will cover mushroom identification of local medicinal mushrooms, the collection season, and an in-depth constituent analysis and the relationship between these constituents and the human system.
Students will take home a wealth of valuable information and a Medicinal Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest descriptive chart complete with pictures and habitat, known constituents, therapeutic actions, and energetics!
What to bring:
Notebook, snack, water
*Anna Sitkoff is currently a student of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Prior to beginning these studies, she was trained in the field of nutritions sciences. Above all, she is a student of nature and has an undying passion for botanical and mycological medicine. Anna is an advocate of using the medicinal and edible plants and mushroom that grow were we grow. She continues to study the local medicinal mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest intimately, and it is her desire to teach others of their strong medicine, as well and the most beneficial ways to extract and ingest this medicine. Anna is an avid researcher and she is passionately interested in merging ethnomycological uses, current research, and her own experiences in her teaching.