September 25, 2021

Mushroom Walk from Seekonk Library

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Seekonk, MA – Are those mushrooms you stumbled on outdoors poisonous or perfect for your next meal? You will learn the difference and much more in a hands-on class with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, New England’s leading mushroom hunting teachers. Join us at the library for the Mushroom Walk on Saturday, September 4 at 9:30 AM. This two-hour program will begin by meeting at the Seekonk Meadows sign off the library parking lot, to walk into the woods for a close look at local fungi in their natural habitats. In case of rain this program will meet in the library’s Large Meeting Room. Pre-registration is required; Register online for the program in the library’s Event Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org

Ryan and Emily of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation are passionate about teaching why harvesting wild mushrooms is sustainable, and how knowing their ecology can help you find them. They will demonstrate the tools of the trade as mushrooms are collected—some for study, some for recipes! Ryan and Emily will teach you science-based, safe methods to experience the amazing world of wild mushrooms.

Ryan T. Bouchard is the author and photographer of the groundbreaking new book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019. Emily Schmidt also studies our local mushroom species and their nutritional values, and teaches creative cooking that highlights their many unique flavors. Together, they created The Mushroom Hunting Foundation. They have educated thousands of people about safely enjoying America’s wild mushrooms.

Call the Adult Services department at (508) 336-8230 or email library@seekonkpl.org  for more information.

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