Join Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and our very own Louis Giller for a mushroom forage at Chase Reserve. This mushroom walk is designed to be an introduction to the mycological world of Maine, with a particular focus on edible mushrooms.
The first half hour or so of class will be devoted to covering basic fungal biology and life cycle, mushroom myths/truths, and foraging practices. From there, we’ll head into the forest and scan for mushrooms, discussing our finds as we go. The species we are likely to find vary depending on season and location. By the end of class, participants will walk away with growing confidence in several choice species and inspiration to learn more.
Louis Giller has spent about a decade studying, growing, foraging, and most importantly eating mushrooms. His mycological journey began at the University of Denver where he studied environmental science and conducted oyster mushroom research inspired by mycologist Paul Stamets. He found North Spore about 4.5 years ago where he primarily works on product production, education, and community outreach.
We suggest you wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Please bring the following with you: a basket, knife, water, notebook, and paper bags and please try to show up 15 minutes prior to class.
The event is capped at 20 registrants. One scholarship slot is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.