Ever spotted wild mushrooms and wondered if they were edible? Here’s your chance to learn what to look for.
STARworks Garden will host Alan Muskat for Wild Mushrooms: Lookin’ and Cookin’ on Sept. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m., in Seagrive. Mushroom expert Muskat will teach participants how to forage for wild mushrooms and other wild edibles during the three-hour walk.
Participants will learn how to safely find, identify, appreciate and maybe even eat wild mushrooms. They will learn about medicinal mushrooms, dyeing with mushrooms, and more.
Muskat’s unique blend of poetry, stories, wit and wisdom guarantees a fun and educational afternoon. The walk will take place at Tom Gray Pottery, located at 1480 Fork Creek Mill Road in Seagrove. It will be a short easy walk, and all ages are welcome. Youth younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Muskat is an author and educator living in Asheville. He sells more than 400 pounds of wild mushrooms each year to clients that include Lantern, the Grove Park Inn and the Biltmore Estate. His foraging adventures have been featured on Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel and ranked one of Asheville’s Top 12 Experiences for 2012 by the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The cost of the workshop is $35, and pre-registration is required. Muskat’s e-book, Wild Mushrooms, a Taste of Enchantment is available for an additional $10. To register, send e-mail to email@example.com or call 910-428-9001. Make checks payable to Central Park N.C. and send to P.O. Box 159, Star, N.C. 27356.
For more information, visit www.starworksnc.org.