Mushroom Mountain Events

June 27, 2024
  • Mushroom Mountain Farm Tour

    June 27, 2024  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    When: 2:00 PM
    Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley SC 29642

    Tours of Mushroom Mountain includes an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory overview , tour of the  greenhouse fruiting room, and if there is anything fruiting on the trail, you will get to experience it.

    Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! 

    An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

    See you at Mushroom Mountain! 
    While we love animals, we ask that you DO NOT bring your four legged friends unless they are a certified service or companion animal. We have very limited space inside our facility and ask that you be considerate of this and of other tour attendees who may be allergic. Thank you! If you have questions, please call Lizza at (864) 859-3080.

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June 29, 2024
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification- VA

    June 29, 2024  9:00 am - June 30, 2024  4:00 pm
    Catawba Sustainabilty Center, Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, VA 24175, USA

    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, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 35 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: Catawba Sustainability Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, VA, 24070

    Accomodations: Click Here

    A living laboratory for sustainable land management

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROANOKE COUNTY

    Located in the beautiful Catawba Valley of Virginia, the center's 377-acre farm property is a place of interdisciplinary research and hands-on learning. Through research, teaching, and demonstration of sustainable practices in agriculture, forestry, and land management, our work exemplifies the notion that learning is interdisciplinary and occurs in both the classroom and with hands in the soil. 

    When: June 29-30, 2024, Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught personally by Stesha Warren. Stesha fell in love with the forest as a child growing up the North Carolina mountains. Raised with a horticultural background, she is a herbalist with a focus on women’s health. Her love of the forest, fungi, simplicity and nutrition has led to over 20 years of foraging experience. She and her husband own and operate Eliana’s Garden LLC in Stoneville, North Carolina. Her business is primarily focused on medicinal and culinary forest crops with an emphasis on species awareness and preservation of native botanicals. As a licensed nationwide nursery they offer these special native and permaculture plants for sale and preservation education. You can learn more about Eliana's Garden at www.elianasgarden.com

    Stesha also owns and operates Eliana's Canna, LLC. She works with NC hemp producers to create quality products for her brand as well as private labeling for many others. You can learn more about Eliana's Canna at www.elianascanna.com 

    She cultivates a selection of outdoor mushrooms, fungi value added products, herbal products and sells her elderberry syrup nationwide. Stesha has a passion for fungi, sustainable agriculture and community. She hopes to educate her community on the value of plants and fungi around them. With a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a love for the outdoors she develops and teaches a monthly foraging series at Rockingham Community College, classes on mushroom production, foraging, forest farming, and homesteading skills at their farm, and is proud to be an approved instructor for Mushroom Mountain teaching wild mushroom safety and identification classes. She is the Chair for the Agricultural Advisory Board and a member of the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board for Rockingham county. She is the secretary to the environmental non-profit Good Stewards and on multiple committees for the American Herbal Product Association. In her spare time she enjoys spending time in the forest with her husband and two young children, spinning fiber, photograph and creating wild crafted culinary delights.

    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 30, 2024
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification- VA

    June 29, 2024  9:00 am - June 30, 2024  4:00 pm
    Catawba Sustainabilty Center, Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, VA 24175, USA

    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, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 35 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: Catawba Sustainability Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Rd, Catawba, VA, 24070

    Accomodations: Click Here

    A living laboratory for sustainable land management

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROANOKE COUNTY

    Located in the beautiful Catawba Valley of Virginia, the center's 377-acre farm property is a place of interdisciplinary research and hands-on learning. Through research, teaching, and demonstration of sustainable practices in agriculture, forestry, and land management, our work exemplifies the notion that learning is interdisciplinary and occurs in both the classroom and with hands in the soil. 

    When: June 29-30, 2024, Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught personally by Stesha Warren. Stesha fell in love with the forest as a child growing up the North Carolina mountains. Raised with a horticultural background, she is a herbalist with a focus on women’s health. Her love of the forest, fungi, simplicity and nutrition has led to over 20 years of foraging experience. She and her husband own and operate Eliana’s Garden LLC in Stoneville, North Carolina. Her business is primarily focused on medicinal and culinary forest crops with an emphasis on species awareness and preservation of native botanicals. As a licensed nationwide nursery they offer these special native and permaculture plants for sale and preservation education. You can learn more about Eliana's Garden at www.elianasgarden.com

    Stesha also owns and operates Eliana's Canna, LLC. She works with NC hemp producers to create quality products for her brand as well as private labeling for many others. You can learn more about Eliana's Canna at www.elianascanna.com 

    She cultivates a selection of outdoor mushrooms, fungi value added products, herbal products and sells her elderberry syrup nationwide. Stesha has a passion for fungi, sustainable agriculture and community. She hopes to educate her community on the value of plants and fungi around them. With a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a love for the outdoors she develops and teaches a monthly foraging series at Rockingham Community College, classes on mushroom production, foraging, forest farming, and homesteading skills at their farm, and is proud to be an approved instructor for Mushroom Mountain teaching wild mushroom safety and identification classes. She is the Chair for the Agricultural Advisory Board and a member of the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board for Rockingham county. She is the secretary to the environmental non-profit Good Stewards and on multiple committees for the American Herbal Product Association. In her spare time she enjoys spending time in the forest with her husband and two young children, spinning fiber, photograph and creating wild crafted culinary delights.

    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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July 6, 2024
  • Summer Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

    July 6, 2024  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    Where: Mushroom Mountain Farm, 200 Finley Rd. Easley SC

    When: JUL 6, 2024 - 9am-4pm

    Limited to 40 attendees, this workshop will feature fungi that are cultivated in the spring time. 

    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. Participants will also be touring the Mushroom Mountain Farm, being able to see the lab, colonization and fruiting rooms. We will also take you on our woodland mushroom trail, where you will be able to see in person how different varieties of mushrooms are cultivated. 

    This workshop includes breakfast snacks, lunch, oyster mushroom fruiting kit, and a shiitake log to take home from hands-on activity.

    Taught by the Mushroom Mountain team. 

    Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation. 

    Please note that this class does not cover any sterile culture in a lab setting. 

    Class Reviews:

    • "Exceeded our expectations! Look forward to another class. Olga's food was delicious."
    • "Exceeded our expectations - great job."
    • "My gal friends and I agree this experience exceeded our expectations. The food was outstanding, and gave us ideas of how to cook/bake with mushrooms."
    • "Thank you for your decades of knowledge."
    • "This was a great experience."
    • "What a wonderful day! I learned so much, laughed, ate delicious food. Thank you. The brick thing blew my mind."
    • "I came knowing very little about mushrooms from a growing standpoint. Appreciate the hands-on experience with the logs and the bags."
    • "Teriffic. Entertaining and informative. We'll be back!"
    • "I am so inspired to come back for more classes. The ID class, medicinal class. The hands-on examples were extra helpful and interspersed throughout, helped maintain attention to verbal content. Love the sense of humor and VIBE. Thanks for beginning and stoking our endless fascination with fungi."

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    July 11, 2024
    • Mushroom Mountain Farm Tour

      July 11, 2024  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

      When: 2:00 PM
      Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley SC 29642

      Tours of Mushroom Mountain includes an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory overview , tour of the  greenhouse fruiting room, and if there is anything fruiting on the trail, you will get to experience it.

      Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! 

      An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

      See you at Mushroom Mountain! 
      While we love animals, we ask that you DO NOT bring your four legged friends unless they are a certified service or companion animal. We have very limited space inside our facility and ask that you be considerate of this and of other tour attendees who may be allergic. Thank you! If you have questions, please call Lizza at (864) 859-3080.

      See more details

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