Date: Thursday, June 10th Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Tarbox Preserve 663 Middlesex Rd, Topsham, ME 04086
Description: Join North Spore and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) for a mushroom foray at the Tarbox Preserve. 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.
We strongly suggest you wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Please bring the following with you: a basket, knife, water bottle, notebook, and paper bags. Masks are required.
The event is capped at 20 registrants. One scholarship slot is available, please firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Meet the Instructor:
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 years ago where he primarily works on product production, education, and community outreach.