Diamonds Under the Douglas-fir

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An introduction to truffle farming in Western Oregon

Join us Wednesday, February 26th 5:30-8:00pm
Siuslaw Watershed Council Office--10868 E Mapleton Rd, Mapleton, OR 97453

Truffles are valuable mushrooms found underground near suitable host trees.  The famous Oregon truffles are common beneath Douglas-fir, and are harvested profitably throughout Western Oregon. They occur naturally in 15-30 year old stands planted on former pasture or farm land, usually in small woodlots.  Thanks to a recent technological breakthrough, the legendary European truffles are now also routinely cultivated beneath hazelnut and oak trees on every continent and many states in the U.S.  Learn how you might enhance or introduce these lucrative crops and participate in the emerging Oregon truffle industry.  

Instructor:  Charles Lefevre, Founder of New World Truffieres, Eugene, OR.

John Getz, a local resident of the Siuslaw Watershed, will also be on hand to answer questions about truffles and using dogs for hunting.

Image from Oregon Magazine; Oregon Truffle Festival Promotion.