Introduction to Wild Edible Mushrooms: Lovin’ the Fungus Amongus II
Back by popular demand! Interested in wild mushrooms? Ever walk through the woods and wonder if the mushrooms you see are edible? Cherokee County Extension is offering another wild mushroom class on September 14th starting at 9:00am. A short lecture will held at Tri-County’s Center for Applied Technology (CAT) building in Marble. Then we will go on a hike in a nearby forest to look for mushrooms. Come prepared to do some walking on uneven terrain.
The class will be taught by Dr. David Cozzo, an ethnobotanist, specializing in the relationship of the Cherokee to their botanical world. He is an Area Specialized Agent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension based at the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Extension Center and is the Project Director for the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources. He also teaches courses and has published articles on the nutritional and medical ethnobotany of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Dr Cozzo taught the foraging classes we offered this past spring.
There will be a fee of $10 per person for the class. Class size will be limited to 20 people. THIS CLASS WILL FILL UP FAST! Please call the Extension office 837-2210 by September 12th to preregister for this seminar and for directions to the CAT building.