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Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Location: The Nature Museum
Join The Nature Museum on a wild edible mushrooming adventure called "The Wild World of Mushrooms” on Saturday, August 26th. Your mycological tour guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby. Ari makes mushroom hunting accessible, safe, and wildly entertaining. Join us to identify species fruiting in our region in late-summer and to learn strategy and technique for the ethical and sustainable harvesting of wild mushrooms.
Rockland-Miller will introduce participants to the Northeast’s safest and most distinctive gourmet and medicinal fungi, emphasizing his “ForageCast” strategy. Workshop participants will also discover how to best cook these fruits of the forest and will get a taste when our wild finds are served up right on the spot following our foray. Once you put on your forager’s eyes, your hikes will never be the same again!
There will be both a morning and afternoon session offered. Please come dressed for a summer hike over uneven terrain and a water bottle. This workshop will begin at The Nature Museum at 183 Townshend Road in Grafton. Following the indoor presentation, the group will car pool and caravan to the foray site.
Our previous walks with Ari in May sold out weeks ahead of time; reserve your spot today!
About Ari Rockland-Miller
Ari Rockland-Miller is co-founder of The Mushroom Forager, based in Burlington, 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. The Mushroom Forager has been featured on New England Public Radio and on Vermont's WCAX.