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Foraging Maine Mushrooms with Greg Marley at Maine Huts & Trails
September 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Foraging Maine Mushrooms for Food and Health
Before you dive into foraging cooking and eating wild mushrooms it is vital to learn the more common edibles and how to avoid mushrooms that are toxic. Maine Huts & Trails is bringing one of Maine’s leading mushroom experts for 2 days of mushroom foraging and education.
Maine’s western mountains are prime habitat for some of the best wild edible mushrooms in North America. The diverse mix of trees and moist cool conditions forge the perfect setting for a large number of different mushrooms to grow. Maine has 30-40 different mushrooms commonly collected for food or used as natural medicine. A few of the great edible mushrooms also have a long history of medicinal use, aiding in boosting immunity and addressing inflammation.
Trip Date: September 4th – 6th
Cost: $262/member or $280/non-member
What’s Included: Two nights of lodging at Flagstaff Hut, all meals and guided activities.
Lodging based on shared bunkrooms. For individual rooms, please inquire for rates and availability.
Range of topics covered:
Basics of mushroom identification
Common edible mushrooms
Medicinal benefits of mushrooms
Mushroom and forest ecology
Open to adults and adolescents accompanied by parent/guardian. No mushrooming experience necessary.
This trip has a 10 person minimum. The trip will not run if the minimum is not met.
Guided hike into Flagstaff Hut with introduction to mushrooms
Evening program & lecture on mushroom identification basics
Day hikes from the hut foraging for mushrooms
Appetizer prepared by Hut Staff incorporating collected Maine Mushrooms
Evening presentation on medicinal uses of mushrooms
Guided hike out focusing on the mushroom’s role in forest ecology