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Come experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi

The Queendom Fungi is ever-present but often out of sight– and its wonders and gifts are myriad. You will learn about basic safe mushroom identification and regenerative foraging practices, native medicinal fungi, and esoteric or cryptic fungi that humans are discovering every day. We will also cover the ecology of various common species so that you can find your own mushroom spots and better understand the role that fungi play on our planet. Trust me, you’ll be hooked!

Getting to know our Local Mushrooms

If we’re lucky we could find morels, oysters, dryad’s saddle, and many more! Prepare to have your gustatory horizons expanded and learn some crucial mushroom cooking techniques that can turn any mushroom, wild or cultivated, into a savory delicacy that will wow your friends (and you)!

We will be referencing Mushrooms of the Southeast by Todd Elliot and Steven Stephenson during this workshop. If you have a copy, we encourage you to bring it! It is an amazing book for beginning foragers and we recommend it highly!

Details & Registration – Wild Mushroom Foraging

  • Sunday, May 7th, 2023 @ North Rivanna Trail, Charlottesville: 12 pm – 4 pm

    Saturday, May 20th, 2023 @ LES Basecamp, Afton: 10 am – 2 pm

    Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 @ North Rivanna Trail, Charlottesville: 10 am – 2 pm

    Saturday, Jun 17th, 2023 @ LES Basecamp, Afton: 10 am – 2 pm

  • Ages: 16+ (under 16: email to inquire about chaperone requirements.)

  • $40

  • Participants need to bring: Snacks and lunch, water, basket (optional), mushroom field guides, weather appropriate gear, good walking shoes (we move through the woods, sometimes off trail)

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