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Date: Saturday, May 20th
Cost: Tickets are $30 when purchased by May 13, $35 after that date and day-of as space allows.
Location: Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT
Spring rains summon an astounding variety of wild edibles and medicinal mushrooms. Join The Nature Museum on a wild edible and mushrooming adventure: "Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms and Greens,” on Saturday, May 20. This event is focused on the medicinal and edible 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!
Please come dressed for a spring hike over uneven terrain and bring a water bottle. This workshop will begin at The Nature Museum, 186 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 or we will embark on a walking foray in the village nearby.
About 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.