Preparing for your Mushroom Exploration:

* Dress appropriately for the weather. We will go out rain or shine.

* Wear sturdy shoes.  It is important to wear appropriate shoes/boots for being in the forest. We do our best to pick trails that can be accessed by people of a wide range of physical abilities.  

* There are usually bathrooms or outhouses at trail heads we leave from but not always.

*  Some people bring water and snacks. Baskets for collecting mushrooms and field guides for identification are welcome. Some baskets, collecting bags, and field guides will be provided.

* Cameras. Not necessary but fun and helpful for identifying fungi. Out of respect, I ask permission to include people in photos and encourage others to do the same.  

* A notebook and pen. This is highly encouraged. I carry these to make notes about the fun fungi we find. 

*  Your Smile.

What not to Bring:

* Dogs. I love them but we have had issues in the past.

* Mushrooms. Just kidding! If you find some, bring them to the walk and we will do our best to identify them :-) 

Mushroom Walks, Retreats & Cultivation Courses

​​​​​​Mushroom Event Schedule


January 9 - Wednesday 6pm - 8pm All About Mushrooms - Free and Open to the public

                    Adams Fair Acre Farms 1560 Ulster Ave Kingston NY

January 13 - Sunday 1pm - 3pm Mushroom Cultivation for City Dwellers: Learn to Grow Mushrooms on Common Waste Products

                     Remedies Herb Shop Brooklyn NY - Workshop Location: 132 4th Place, Brooklyn (between Court and Smith sts.)

January 14 - Monday 6:15pm – 9:15pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors 

                      NYBG Midtown Education Center Manhattan NY

​February 2 - Saturday 6pm-8pm - Grow Mushrooms on Coffee. 5-6pm Potluck. 8-10pm Live Music: Ghost Pipe - Open to the public

                      Carthaigh Coffee Stoneridge NY

February 9 - Saturday  7pm-8:30pm - Medicinal Mushroom Preparations

                      Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar - Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY

February 10 - Sunday 10am - 1pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors 

                       New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY

April 1 - Monday 7pm - 9pm - Mushroom Talk: open discussion about fungi - Open to the public

               Hudson Valley Permaculture Meet-up - Marbletown Community Center Stoneridge NY

May 5 - 10:30am - Noon - Part 1: Tincture Making: Medicinal Mushrooms & Preparations 

May 5 - 2pm - 3:30pm - Part 2: Mushroom walk with focus on Medicinal Mushrooms 

              Weathertop Farm - Sharon Springs NY

May 9 - Thursday 1pm-3pm - Everything Mushrooms: an Introduction to Fungi  

​              Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus Map to: 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550

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May 17 - Friday - Youth Climate Action Summit

              Garrison NY

May 24-27 - Friends of Fungi: Foraging, Cultivation, and Medicinal Mushrooms -  Menla Retreat Center​  

                                                                Map to: 375 Pantherkill Road Phoenicia NY 12464