Audience: Adults, Teens
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginner & beyond
Join wild food enthusiast Don King (the mushroom hunter) for a presentation focusing on wild mushrooms that can be found here in Ohio.
Mushrooms have been an important addition to almost every culture’s diet and medicinal practices since humans appeared on this planet. However, since some species are toxic, it is important to learn the unique identifying characteristics of consumable species and their look a-likes from someone with lots of experience.
The presentation will focus on edible fall mushrooms, followed by a hike around the farm. We’ll be looking for edible species and Don will explain how to identify, cook, and prepare the species that we may find.
Don is a self-taught expert that compellingly shares his love for foraging, preparing, and eating the abundant edible plants and mushrooms that can be found in nature.
The program begins with an explanation on the basics of safe wild food foraging techniques from Don, followed by a guided hike.
During the hike we’ll be keeping a lookout for wine caps, oysters, black trumpets, chicken of the woods, and other tasty wild mushrooms. We’ll also be looking for wild berries and other plants. Don will explain their key identifying features.
Learn about some of the many edible wild mushrooms and plants that grow in Ohio, and how fungi fit into the larger ecosystems of both the farm and the forest.
For more information please visit The Mushroom Hunter’s website.