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Regional Mushroom Medicine - Hosted by Schenectady Herbal Society

  • Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady 1221 Wendell Avenue Schenectady NY 12308 1221 Wendell Avenue schenectady NY 12308 (map)


Friday, April 7, 6:30-9pm                                                                                                                             Sliding Scale Class $20-40 per person                                                                  includes materials to make your own Reishi tincture to take home

A evening made possible by the forces of the Schenectady Herb Society & Smugtown Mushrooms of Rochester NY

Our forests and landscapes are abundant in natural medicine, simple yet potent.  The ecosystems within our region hold such power to heal, we are just scratching at the surface.  Join us on this evening to journey through just a handful of medicinal mushrooms that grow abundantly in the wild and that we can even incorporate in our cultivation practices to lessen the impact of wildcrafting.  Learn how these mushrooms and fungi grow, exist and nurture holistically.  Use all your senses to learn about the vast & diverse world of mushroom & fungi.  Examining their ancient story that connects humans and all life to them. Take a look at the roles mushrooms play within our lives, the forest, and in food systems. Learn basic concepts of mycology, and explore into their biology.  Enter into the "wood wide web" and find out how they exist in nature & in return be nurtured by them, for food, medicine & ceremony.

Schenectady Herb Society started as a small group interested in learning about medicinal herbs. We meet once a month to share information we have studied on our herb of the month. Five years later, our group has grown immensely with hikes, projects, and now community events.  For more information please send an inquiry email to:




Earlier Event: March 31
34th Annual GrowTogether 2018-NYC
Later Event: April 7