When: July 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Learn about the edible mushrooms that live in your neighborhood.
Cara-Lee Langston, founder of Wildcraft Kitchen, will share her knowledge on mushroom foraging during this 2-hour walk. We will explore the diverse habitats within Tessentee Bottomland Preserve, where we will meet and learn about any edible mushrooms we encounter. Along the way, we will discuss mushroom identification, cooking methods, foraging ethics, and medicinal preparations, leaving time to admire the non-edible creatures as well!
Tessentee Bottomland Preserve features a variety of natural surface paths, from wide and flat to narrow and somewhat steep. This walk will be moderate difficulty, with stairs and a few steeper inclines along the route. We will meet in the parking lot of Tessentee Bottomland Preserve (2249 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC 28734) in Franklin just before 10am on Friday, July 7th. Please note that we will not be harvesting any mushrooms during this walk, and foraging on Mainspring Conservation Trust properties is by permission only.
Tickets for this event are offered on a sliding scale, from $20-$50. Please pay what you can here (this link will take you to another page), then grab your notebook and prepare for a fun morning of learning about the edible biodiversity that can be found here in the Little Tennessee River Valley! Email Skye with any questions.