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Afternoon Walk: Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms and Greens

Dates: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm |  This walk is full, but you can join the waiting list
Cost: Tickets are $25 when purchased by May 13, $30 after that date and day-of as space allows.
Location: Nature Museum at Grafton

Photo courtesy of Ari Rockland-Miller

Photo courtesy of Ari Rockland-Miller

Spring rains summon an astounding variety of wild edibles and medicinal mushrooms. Join The Nature Museum at Grafton on a wild edible and mushrooming adventure: "Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms and Greens,” on Saturday, May 21. This event is focused on the edible and medicinal  treasures of springtime.

Your mycological guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, will begin with a colorful presentation introducing foraging safety, strategy, and ethics. Then we’ll head out on a guided foray into the nearby woods, conserved by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association. Our explorations will focus on the Northeast’s wild greens and spring tonics, and medicinal fungi. Ari makes mushroom hunting accessible, safe, and wildly entertaining.

Ari will introduce participants to his “ForageCast” strategy, and provide an updated list of Northeast mushrooms and wild edibles in season. Once you put on your forager’s eyes, your hikes will never be the same again! 

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Please come dressed for a spring hike over uneven terrain and bring a water bottle. This workshop will begin at The Nature Museum, 183 Townshend Road in Grafton. Following a presentation by Ari, we will foray on nearby land that is part of the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association, just a short drive from the Museum. 

About Ari Rockland-Miller

Photo courtesy of Ari Rockland-Miller

Ari Rockland-Miller is co-founder of The Mushroom Forager, based in Brattleboro, Vermont. Over the years he has found hundreds of pounds of gourmet and medicinal wild mushrooms, and he loves sharing his knowledge with blog readers and participants at his mushroom foraging and cultivation workshops. Together with his partner, Jenna, he has facilitated dozens of presentations and hands-on workshops to over 1,000 mycophiles throughout the Northeast. 

Ari became an expert in shiitake cultivation after managing Cornell University's Mushroom Research Project and the MacDaniels Nut Grove, Cornell's forest farming demonstration site. He has a BA from Brown University, where he studied Buddhist philosophy and environmental policy and ethics, and has a JD degree from Vermont Law School. The Mushroom Forager has been featured on New England Public Radio and on Vermont's WCAX-TV.