Mycology Outside

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Mycology Outside

September 11 @ 9:30 am - September 12 @ 12:00 pm


Presented by The Ecology School, North Spore and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

Join us for Mycology Outside, a weekend of learning all about mushrooms! This event will take place at River Bend Farm, home of The Ecology School, in Saco, Maine. Workshops will include guided foraging walks, chef-led cooking classes, cultivation workshops and more. Foraging walks, led by Louis Giller of North Spore, will focus on mushroom biology and foraging practices so you can go home more confident and inspired to continue your mycological journey.

On Saturday evening guest speaker Dr. Peter Knight, ND, will present ”Mushroom as Medicine.” During cultivation workshops we’ll cover growing in hardwood logs, as well as wood chip beds and other less common methods, discussing a variety of species from oysters to wine cap, nameko, lion’s mane, shiitake and more. Participants can bring home a log they have inoculated so the growing & learning can continue!

River Bend Farm is a historic 105-acre agroecology farm located on a scenic bend in the Saco River. Come stay in in Maine’s most sustainably built dormitory and enjoy forested hiking trails and river activities like canoeing and kayaking.

Scholarships available – you can apply here (please do so by August 25.)

Participants must provide proof of COVID vaccination to attend. 

Optional: Friday night accommodation and Saturday morning breakfast (additional $100.)

Registration through The Ecology School here.



September 11 - September 12


9:30 am - 12:00 pm




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