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After much thought and the increasing demand for online courses I now run one to one Zoom classes to help train you and your dog. The Intro to Truffle Training Course and beginner lessons will now be available for you at home or in your garden/local woods using Zoom. I will be charging a bit less as a result so if you want to train your dog this is a marvellous opportunity! I teach you and your dog, predominantly you! I will load you with truffle info from training tips to truffle ecology, soil, tree id, truffle id, sustainable harvesting techniques and more! 

The Zoom calls have worked very well so far although somewhat alien initially and strange not being there in person but everyone so far has been pleased, me included. All the info and analytics of you and your dog are most certainly transferable through this form of media; I have been pleasantly surprised with the results dictated to us all by Covid!
The intro to truffle course will be a two hour call including a live dog training session and assesment, depending on your dog's concentration of course. As it is a live zoom meeting and introductory course I am doing it for a reduced price of 120 pounds instead of 150 pounds.  Follow up courses are 50 pounds an hour instead of 60 pounds. I will ask you to get some simple training aids prior to the course. The discounted offer will only be available till 1st of March 2021 and then this introductory price will resume to the original price.
I would also like a little info about your dog please, age breed, sex, it's history and anything about character etc.  Training can take a while and the quicker I can get you started the better as the working life of a dog after training is short really in the grand scheme of things. If you were to practice now by the time I get back you would be ahead of time and possibly be ready for the woods on my return. 
 If you wish to pursue, I will set up a zoom meeting for you full of info to get you started with knowledge and confidence. 
Truffle fact: When they are trained to find one species of truffle they can locate all species; T aestivum, T melanosporum and the magnificent T magnatum if you were to hunt abroad with permission. We have 38 species in England but not the two latter mentioned above but other good edibles. 

Talk by renowned truffle and mushroom hunter Melissa Waddingham.

Weds 9th May 2018 7.30pm

D2 Centre, Henley

Contact for tickets. £7


This talk will be aiming to raise awareness of solutions that are available to resolve our 21st century problems in regard of plastic use, contamination and landfill space via the use and magical properties of fungi.

The time is now or never. The contamination from carbon derivatives is at a critical level, poisoning all our environments and those that live along side it.
Radicle action is required before it really is too late to save our planet. Estimated time at our present date to recover the damage we have done is considered to take 10,000 years and doubling every year!!

We will be examining ways in which we can mycoremediate landfill sites and oil spills from mining sites. We will also be exploring the possibilities that micro beads can be removed from our seas, rivers and our water supplies; whilst researching alternatives to plastic use.

It is time to move forward and embrace the natural solutions but who in this modern world is prepared to and how?


Truffle and Mushroom Events

I am also available to be privately booked for events such as birthdays, hen/stag parties, corporate days etc. Perhaps you don't wish to spend a day foraging but would simply like a truffle or mushroom themed culinary experience.

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