Dates: Saturdays, August 5th – September 16th, 2017
Time: 10am – 1:30pm.
Location: Meet-up at the end of the Earth Fare at the Westgate Plaza parking lot (far right when facing Earth Fare),then carpool to travel to nearby forests.
Cost: $30 for each class; 4 classes for $100
Learn about the mushrooms of Western North Carolina with long time fungal forager Mateo Ryall. Folks are welcome to join for 1,2,3 or all of the classes. Each class will explore a new local forest in search of edible, medicinal and regional species of fungus. Participants will learn how to identify mushrooms while gaining knowledge of their nutritional and medicinal properties. Furthermore, participants will discover techniques for harvesting and culinary preparation. All levels welcome.
Mateo is a mushroom enthusiast who has been actively foraging and learning about mushrooms for over 17 years. He has attended forays, walks, and workshops from leading instructors, such as Christopher Hobbs, Paul Stamets, David Aurora, and WNC’s own Ken Crouse. Mateo has lead mushroom walks and classes at various venues, including The Organic Grower’s School, The Firefly Gathering, The Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism, and the WNC Mushroom Club. He also owns and operates Herb and Roots Nursery and Permaculture Design Business in West Asheville, NC.
Herb and Roots Nursey