Mushroom Mountain Events

August 5, 2020
  • MM TOUR

    August 5, 2020  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    Tours of Mushroom Mountain include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory tour and research overviews, and the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

    Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

    https://mushroommountain.com/products/mushroom-mountain-farm-tour/

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August 8, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom ID Class - Georgia

    August 8, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663

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

    Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with Brian Hale. 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: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
    When: August 8, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Accommodations: Hard Labor Creek State Park has cottages and camping spots available, book ahead of time, as the prices may rise.

    Food: Bring your own lunch

    Hard Labor Creek State Park is a 5,804 acre (23.49 km²) Georgia state park located between Fairplay and Rutledge. The park is named after Hard Labor Creek, a small stream that cuts through the park. The creek's name comes either from slaves who once tilled the summer fields, or from Native Americans who found the area around the stream difficult to ford. The park plays host to an 18-hole public golf course, which offers a pro shopdriving range, rental cars, and senior citizen discounts. Rocky Creek provides many of the water hazards on the course including the 14th hole with its signature water wheel.

    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
    • Puffball
    • 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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August 22, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - NORTH CAROLINA

    August 22, 2020  9:00 am - August 23, 2020  4:00 pm
    Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

    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. 

    Where: Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428. To make a reservation for camping or cabins please call 1-877-722-6762

    With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats—not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants—it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.

    When: AUG 22-23, 2020: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught by Laura Stewart Reedy, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. 

    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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August 23, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - NORTH CAROLINA

    August 22, 2020  9:00 am - August 23, 2020  4:00 pm
    Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

    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. 

    Where: Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428. To make a reservation for camping or cabins please call 1-877-722-6762

    With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats—not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants—it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment.

    When: AUG 22-23, 2020: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught by Laura Stewart Reedy, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. 

    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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