May 5 - Mushroom Tincture Making & Guided Walk

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May 5 - Mushroom Tincture Making & Guided Walk

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Morning Class 10 - 11:45am - Mushroom Tincture Making

With John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi

Mushrooms have been utilized by cultures around the world for centuries. Now these formidable fungi are breaking ground among the scientific community as well as appearing in products all over the United States. What do each of these mushrooms have to offer? How do we find them? How can we prepare them? Find out all this and more as we explore the underground workings of this exceptional Kingdom in this 2 part workshop.

10:30am-Noon - Tincture Production: Make your own Chaga Tincture to take home. Learn about the cast of characters in the fungal world and what benefits they have for people and the planet. We will cover different forms of extractions of mushrooms and what properties are derived from them.

- Lunch -

Afternoon Class - 1:15pm-3:00pm - Medicinal Mushroom Walk

Let's take to the woods and see what there is to see! We will talk about the different mushroom we find, their benefits to people and the planet, as well as their functions in the environment. Explore the different characteristics of mushrooms and learn how to identify them.

John is the owner of Catskill Fungi whose mission is to empower people through Fungi via outdoor guided mushroom classes, cultivation courses, educational talks, private consultations, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements which he makes from mushrooms he grows on his family farm in the Catskill Mountains. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to help develop the standards for ecological practices in mushroom production. John is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), and a member of North American Mycological Association (NAMA) as well as Amazon Mycorenweal Project researching the utilization of Fungi to remediate oil spills in the Amazon Rainforest. His goal is to educate and inspire people to pair with fungi so we can improve our health, our environment and our communities.

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