Fall Wild Mushroom Foraging Class Set for September 16
Come to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to experience the mysteries of edible, medicinal, and fantastic fungi with Charlie Aller, a.k.a. Charliceps.
Saturday, September 16
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$60.00 per person
A local mushroom forager, grower, and identification expert, Charliceps has been studying and loving fungi for the last five years, and the passion is real. Prepare to share it! The Queendom Fungi is ever-present but often out of sight– and its wonders and gifts are myriad. You will be introduced to basic safe mushroom identification and regenerative foraging practices, native medicinal fungi, and esoteric or cryptic fungi that humans are discovering every day. Charlie will also cover the ecology of various common species so that you can find your own mushroom spots and better understand the role that fungi play on our planet. Without a doubt, you’ll be hooked!
Charliceps is plugged in to the mycelial network and no matter what the weather, there’s always something intriguing to see. Seasonal transitions are especially ripe for a diverse array of species. If we’re lucky we could find Maitake; Lion’s Mane; Oysters; late season Boletes, Russulas and Amanitas; and many more! As the nights get colder, the delights of summer give way to the earthy flavors of fall, and all are enjoyable. A small feast will be had sampling the fruits of the unseen subterranean realm. Prepare to have your gustatory horizons expanded and learn some crucial mushroom cooking techniques that can turn any mushroom, wild or cultivated, into a savory delicacy that will wow your friends (and you)!
Mushroom foraging is very dependent on weather and terrain conditions; therefore we will announce the meeting place and where we will be foraging closer to the day of the event.
Class is limited to 20 people, so register early. 276-694-7181.