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Mushroom Walk with John Michelotti

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Copake Falls

Copake Falls, NY 12517

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Did you know that throughout the forest there are fungi roots connecting the plants? Join this mushroom walk and learn with John Michelotti, founder of Catskill Fungi and president of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, about the ecological functions of fungi, common edibles and medicinal mushrooms, as well as historic uses of fungi and present day innovations of the exceptional Kingdom Fungi. We'll learn some basic keys to mushroom ID skills as well, as we examine specimens found on our trail.

This walk, co-hosted with the Friends of Taconic State Park, will take place on an exceptional piece of conserved land adjacent to the Park in Copake Falls, New York; registrants will be sent directions to the starting place ahead of time.

ABOUT JOHN

John Michelotti is a self-described "mushroom guy." He has studied fungi with some of the top mycologists in the county, and his mission is to spread the information about the benefits that fungi have to offer. John is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), and a member of Connecticut Westchester Mycological (COMA), Pioneer Valley Mycological Association, and North American Mycological Association (NAMA) as well as Amazon Mycorenewal Project researching the utilization of fungi to remediate oil spills in the Amazon Rainforest. John has visited dozens of mushroom farms from small-scale operations to the largest in the country and from New England to the Tropics.

He has hosted inoculation workshops in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas. He is an adviser of the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown who are developing standards for best practices in mushroom production. He resides in Big Indian, NY, on family farm, where he cultivates (indoor and outdoor) mushrooms for their healthful components that he uses to create health extractions.


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