9.30.23 // Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms w/ Kevin Krzyzaniak // 2-5p
With over 4,000 different types of mushrooms in our region, there is much to learn about the wonderful and complex world of wild mushrooms. In this workshop we will explore the woodland areas of the property and have a forage for what edible + medicinal mushrooms are popping. Throughout the class, we will cover mushroom families, identification features, and foraging tips. We'll talk not just about what we find, but also some other local favorites and easy beginner mushrooms to ID.
Based on what we find, we will share in a cooking demo and light meal together. Kevin will also bring examples of medicinal mushrooms like reishi, turkey tail, and chaga and we will discuss their benefits and applications in our lives.
Date/Time: September 30th, 2-5p
Location: Private woodland retreat center on the South Toe River in Celo off of Lower Browns Creek. Directions will be provided upon registration.
Cost: $50-70 sliding scale
Meet your Instructor:
I'm Kevin Krzyzaniak and my small business is Blue Ridge Chaga Connection. I have been wild foraging and crafting tinctures for 15 years. I grew up in upstate NY and found my love for being in the forest in the Adirondacks. I got into mushrooms upon moving to Western NC. This region of the Appalachian Mountains is some of the most diverse in the world and I dove into learning all I could. I gravitated towards the medicinal mushrooms and built my business around them. I wild forage all the mushrooms I use in my products, so all my time is spent in the forest. Foraging and learning mushrooms is one of the most peaceful and rewarding things I could possibly do with my work life. I also teach individuals and groups in mushroom and plant ID, as well as doing home visits. Teaching is a huge passion of mine. I found my calling and passion by finding my way here to these mountains and will be forever grateful.
Cancellation by Villagers:
If a class needs to be cancelled because (1) it does not meet the minimum number of registrations or (2) due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email 24 hrs in advance. Please check your email 24 hrs prior to class. For cancellations by Villagers, you will receive a full refund.
Cancellation by Student:
If you cancel within 48 hours of the class, you will receive a refund minus a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less that 48 hrs notice are not eligible for a refund.
If you do not show up and do not give notice, your registration fee will be treated as a donation to the teacher and Villagers.