Saturday To-Do: Fungus Fair @ Pinnacle

Learn all about fungus among us at the Arkansas Mycological Society (AMS) Fungus Fair, this Saturday, November 8th at the Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The event schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Foray along Arboretum Trail
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch – Two kinds of wild mushroom soup will be provided, however participants should bring a sandwich and other items to accompany the soup.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PowerPoint Presentation: “Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of Arkansas”
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Lecture on growing your own mushrooms at home
  • 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. – Mycophagy session (cooking and tasting wild mushrooms) – Edible finds from the morning foray will be cooked for participants to sample. The session will be followed by a presentation on harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking wild mushrooms.

AMS members whose dues are current may attend the workshop free of charge, but non-members over the age of 18 are asked to pay $10 for the day’s events.

For more information, contact Jay Justice at (501) 794-2669.

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