With Tradd Cotter, June Ellen Bradley, and Olga K. Cotter
What’s the most fun and best way to learn new mushrooms? Camping out in the forest, collecting and learning identification in a group setting can provide the focus needed to absorb a lot of skills and knowledge about mushrooms in our area, as well as their medicinal and cultural uses!
Join us at the beautiful Oconee State Park for a weekend of mushroom ID, low tech mushroom cultivation, foraging, and mushroom tastings.
The main focus is to learn how to identify mushrooms and use book keys to make the complex task much easier and enjoyable, while hiking area trails looking for some amazing fungi!
Also included is how to store and dry mushrooms while off the grid, making and transporting fire with fungi, campfire mushroom cookery, and making medicine from mushrooms in the woods.
Other fun things to do:
- Making a fire
- Making Traps
- Making carrying pouches
- Making bamboo chopsticks and other fun things from bamboo
- Around the fire gatherings and games
Bring your own tent, food, and everything you need to get you through the weekend. We will provide the group camping space, expert teachings, the fun and wild mushroom tastings.
1. Mushroom basket
4. Knife for mushrooms
5. Water bottle
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any South Carolina State Park.
There is a bathroom right next to our group camping, however this is primitive camping (tents only), there are no electricity or water hookups.