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Medicinal Mushrooms for Health

  • Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming 225 South Fulton Street Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)

Medicinal Mushrooms for Health

 Saturday, April 14 at 10 AM - 4 PM 

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming

225 S Fulton St, Ithaca, New York 14850

Are you interested in mushrooms, do you love herbs? Would you like to start confidently combining traditional herbs and medicinal mushrooms? Join Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms and Jennifer Whitmore from The Bramble collective to learn about the power of mushrooms and how we can use them everyday. 

Humans have had a long relationship using mushrooms & Fungi for food, medicine & ceremony. This class will discuss the history behind our understanding of how these mushrooms contribute to our health and the various ways we can access them today. Explore how amazing mushrooms can be for your health, immune system & your general wellness!

Together we will prepare ingredients and learn how to make a mushroom tincture, fire cider, an herbal/mushroom blend, and bone broth (a vegetarian variation on the bone broth will be included). End results will be comforting and satisfying, simmering mushroom/herbal blends “inoculated, fruiting and blossoming” in your own kitchens to nourish your body, family and community. Please join us!


$45/$65/$85 tiered pricing based on income, please see

Includes materials ($25) for the course and light snacks.

No one turned away for lack of funds.


About the Teachers:

Olga Tzogas created & operates Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester NY. Her journey with Fungi and plants started over ten years ago. Working with these allies by foraging in both urban & more wild settings, and learning to identify for food and medicine. In 2011, Smugtown Mushrooms was established because there was a need for mushrooms & growing supplies, workshops, events & community based science in her area. She teaches workshops throughout the continent about wild mushroom identification, medicinal mushrooms, biology, and mushroom cultivation.

Jennifer (McElwain) Whitmore, grandma, momma, farmer, herbalist. Member of Bramble collective, trained at Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, student of Margi Flint and Michael Cottingham. Jenn loves to grow plants, study plants and hike where the plants and mushrooms are. Currently, with my two adult daughters, she is brewing Tree gemmotherapies, distilling essential oils blending herbal tea and studying Celtic herbal traditions.

Earlier Event: April 7
Later Event: May 12
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