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Foraging on the Farm

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Foraging on the Farm

Sunday, September 29, 1-3 pm

Registration required; fee $25 (children under 12 free)  

 

Come learn how to start your wild plant and mushroom foraging journey in Connecticut, safely and sustainably. Led by Amy Demers, this two-hour-long class will cover wild plant and mushroom identification, toxic and deadly species to avoid, and how to prepare wild edibles.

Class will consist of a lecture portion where you will learn plant and mushroom identification, sustainability, and uses. We will then go out on a walk on the Dudley Farm property, where we will practice plant and mushroom ID out in the field.

This class will be $25 per person. 10% of ticket sales will go towards a donation to the Dudley Foundation. To sign up for the class, email [email protected] with the full name of all participants.

Presenter:

Amy Demers is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who started Connecticut Foraging Club in 2021, when there were no free foraging clubs in the state. The club offers monthly free foraging walks throughout CT, as well as foraging classes, where participants learn how to identify and utilize seasonal edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms

Amy foraged for berries and field garlic as a child, but became interested in mushroom foraging after listening to a talk by Paul Stamets in 2019 on the medicinal benefits of mushrooms. She has since learned how to forage for a variety of wild mushrooms, including maitake, chicken of the woods, oyster mushrooms, lion’s mane, chanterelles, honey mushrooms, wine caps, morels, chaga, hemlock reishi, and turkey tails. Amy loves the diversity of flavors in wild mushrooms. She also makes her own medicinal mushroom teas and tinctures to boost her immune system and improve overall health.

You can connect with Amy and learn more about CT Foraging Club on Instagram @ct_foraging_club or on Facebook at Connecticut Foraging Club. You can also join the CT Foraging Club email list by emailing [email protected] to receive information on upcoming foraging walks and classes.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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