Mushroom Mountain Events

June 6, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - North Carolina

    June 6, 2020  9:00 am - June 7, 2020  4:00 pm
    Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 40 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

    Where: Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    Accommodations: Howell Woods Environmental Center has lodging available for $10 per night for this event. Please call (919) 938-0115 to book your stay.

    Food: Please bring your own lunch

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship. At Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of environmental education programs and recreational activities.  Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!

    When: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught personally by Stesha Warren, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. This permit may be valid in other states that have adopted a Code 13 policy, your state will need to contact us to evaluate and approve this permit for your state’s food safety authority. 

    According to state law, wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that: 

    (A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and 

    (B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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June 7, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - North Carolina

    June 6, 2020  9:00 am - June 7, 2020  4:00 pm
    Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 40 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

    Where: Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    Accommodations: Howell Woods Environmental Center has lodging available for $10 per night for this event. Please call (919) 938-0115 to book your stay.

    Food: Please bring your own lunch

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship. At Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of environmental education programs and recreational activities.  Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!

    When: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught personally by Stesha Warren, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. This permit may be valid in other states that have adopted a Code 13 policy, your state will need to contact us to evaluate and approve this permit for your state’s food safety authority. 

    According to state law, wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that: 

    (A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and 

    (B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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June 13, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom ID Class - Pennsylvania

    June 13, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd. Boiling Springs, PA 17007

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with William Padilla. This class will take you on a journey of how to identify mushrooms in the wild. You will learn about several edible mushroom species while foraging outdoors, bringing them back into a classroom setting, and looking step by step into the mushroom groups.

    Where: Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd. Boiling Springs, PA 17007

    Accommodations: To make a reservation please call 717-258-3211, and mention this class for a discounted rate.

    Historic Allenberry Resort, on the Yellow Breeches Creek, is an authentic American destination recently renovated from the ground up. The Allenberry spirit connects guests, residents, and team members through inclusion and a deep appreciation for shared values. We treasure agriculture, enthusiasm for the outdoors, arts, and adventure. 

    When: June 13, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Food: Bring your own lunch

    Class Itinerary:

    1. Introduction to mushroom lifecycles
    2. Mushroom Ecology
    3. Collecting and storing edible mushrooms
    4. Foray
    5. Foray collections walk-through - Major groups ID
    6. 15 easy edible wild mushrooms
    • Chanterelles
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Black trumpets
    • Morels
    • Hen of the woods
    • Chicken of the woods
    • Blue milky
    • Wood ear
    • Golden and burgundy milkies
    • Green quilted russula
    • Beefsteak
    • Lionsmane
    • Hedgehog mushrooms
    • Enoki - Velvet foot
    • Cauliflower

    Recommended field guides:

    Mushrooms of the Southeast: Todd F. Elliott & Steven L Stephenson

    Appalachian Mushrooms: A field guide: Walter E. Sturgeon

    A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping

    Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada: Timothy J. Baroni

    What to bring:

    1. Mushroom hunting basket
    2. Knife
    3. Bug spray
    4. Individual paper bags
    5. Field pocket guide
    6. Black and white paper
    7. Pen/pencil
    8. Pocket journal
    9. Water

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June 27, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom ID Class - North Carolina

    June 27, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with Stesha Warren. This class will take you on a journey of how to identify mushrooms in the wild. You will learn about several edible mushroom species while foraging outdoors, bringing them back into a classroom setting, and looking step by step into the mushroom groups.

    Where: Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devils Racetrack Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

    When: June 27, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Accommodations: Howell Woods Environmental Center has lodging available for $10 per night for this event. Please call (919) 938-0115 to book your stay.

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship. At Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of environmental education programs and recreational activities.  Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!

    Class Itinerary:

    1. Introduction to mushroom lifecycles
    2. Mushroom Ecology
    3. Collecting and storing edible mushrooms
    4. Foray
    5. Foray collections walk-through - Major groups ID
    6. 15 easy edible wild mushrooms

    List of edible wild mushrooms you will learn about:

    • 1. Chanterelles
    • 2. Oyster mushrooms
    • 3. Black trumpets
    • 4. Morels
    • 5. Hen of the woods
    • 6. Chicken of the woods
    • 7. Blue milky
    • 8. Wood ear
    • 9. Golden and burgundy milkies
    • 10. Green quilted russula
    • 11.Beefsteak
    • 12. Lionsmane
    • 13. Hedgehog mushrooms
    • 14. Puffballs
    • 15. Cauliflower

    Recommended field guides:

    Mushrooms of the Southeast: Todd F. Elliott & Steven L Stephenson

    Appalachian Mushrooms: A field guide: Walter E. Sturgeon

    A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping

    What to bring:

    1. Mushroom hunting basket
    2. Knife
    3. Bug spray
    4. Individual paper bags
    5. Field pocket guide
    6. Black and white paper
    7. Pen/pencil
    8. Pocket journal
    9. Water

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  • Wild Mushroom ID Class - Virginia

    June 27, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va 24091

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with Adam Fisher. This class will take you on a journey of how to identify mushrooms in the wild. You will learn about several edible mushroom species while foraging outdoors, bringing them back into a classroom setting, and looking step by step into the mushroom groups.

    Where: Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va  24091. Cabins, camping and other accommodations are available. Please call 540-745-4434 to make a reservation ahead of time. http://floydecovillage.com

    When: June 27, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Food: Bring your own lunch

    An inviting 75 acre mix of woods, farm fields and gardens located just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the charming town of Floyd.

    Class Itinerary:

    1. Introduction to mushroom lifecycles
    2. Mushroom Ecology
    3. Collecting and storing edible mushrooms
    4. Foray
    5. Foray collections walk-through - Major groups ID
    6. 15 easy edible wild mushrooms
    • Chanterelles
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Black trumpets
    • Morels
    • Hen of the woods
    • Chicken of the woods
    • Blue milky
    • Wood ear
    • Golden and burgundy milkies
    • Green quilted russula
    • Beefsteak
    • Lionsmane
    • Hedgehog mushrooms
    • Enoki - Velvet foot
    • Cauliflower

    Recommended field guides:

    Mushrooms of the Southeast: Todd F. Elliott & Steven L Stephenson

    Appalachian Mushrooms: A field guide: Walter E. Sturgeon

    A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping

    What to bring:

    1. Mushroom hunting basket
    2. Knife
    3. Bug spray
    4. Individual paper bags
    5. Field pocket guide
    6. Black and white paper
    7. Pen/pencil
    8. Pocket journal
    9. Water

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  • All Day Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

    June 27, 2020  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    9am-3pm - Our most popular day-long cultivation event with home cooked breakfast and lunch. Includes instruction, oyster fruiting kit and shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities (a $50 value). Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation.

    https://mushroommountain.com/products/all-day-mushroom-cultivation-workshop1/

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