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ADK Fungi Fest - Mushroom Cultivation Course

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October 5, 2019

The Adirondack region of New York State is home to one of the most bountiful, beautiful and beneficial fungi ecozones on the planet. The Adirondack Mycology Club was formed in 2011 at Paul Smith’s College to explore, educate, investigate and celebrate the diverse fungi of the Adirondacks. Club activities have included mushroom identification, forays and an annual Art of Fungi show at the college.

Since 2012 the club has also hosted workshops on shiitake log cultivation and growing oyster mushrooms on a variety of materials (kitty litter, hemp hurds, etc.). Members of the club have also explored the human health benefits of mushrooms (whole food; mushroom teas, tinctures & tonics, myco-brews) as well as the role fungi play in restoring damaged and polluted ecosystems. It is this area of research that inspired the club to organize an annual fungi festival to celebrate the healing nature of the 5th Kingdom!

  • Expert-led mushroom forays

  • Talks & presentations

  • Species identification & displays

  • Cultivation workshops


Registration Form

2019 ADK Fungi Fest (Saturday, October 5th)

Fall festival celebrating the 5th Kingdom the first weekend in October.

Forays, talks and workshops running concurrently in AM & PM; keynote address before lunch

9 – 5pm

Mushroom Display Tables in Heron Marsh Gallery.


The Art & Science of Mushroom Cultivation (Nick Sciolino) Auditorium


Mushroom Foray A with Rick Van de Poll and Foray B with Sue Van Hook ($15/foray) – 2

separate forays. There is a maximum of 15 participants in each foray. Register early.


Mushroom Cultivation (Lion’s Mane/Blue Oyster spawn provided to participants. Workshop (Olga Tzogas) Ed Classroom ($20). Class limit

= 20


Likable Lichens (Dorothy Smullen) Auditorium.


Mushroom cooking demo*


Keynote: Fascinating Fungi of the Great North Woods (Rick Van de Poll) Auditorium


Lunch available (Outside vendor, FarmstrEats; wild mushroom tamales)


Mushroom cooking demo*


Mushroom Foray C with Rick Van de Poll and Foray D with Susan Hopkins ($15/foray), 2

separate forays

1 – 2pm

Antioxidant Properties of Medicinal Mushrooms (Erica Sharpe) Auditorium

1 – 2pm

Polypore Tour (Garrett Kopp) Classroom (limited seating, call to reserve)


Mushroom cooking demo*


Capturing Carbon in the Soil—the Importance of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Reversing

Warming (Sue Van Hook) Auditorium.


Mycelium Running & 4


Phase of Water (Bill MacKentley) Auditorium


Mushroom Tincture-Making Workshop (John Michelotti) Classroom ($25). Class limit =


Register here: Fungi Fest 2019 Registration

20 September 2019

Earlier Event: September 29
Mushroom + Nature Walk
Later Event: October 9
Mushroom Cultivation in Brooklyn, NY