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SOLD OUT! Mushroom Hunting in RI with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Smith


More and more people are discovering that mushroom hunting is not only easy, but indescribably fun.  It is also safe, if done properly.  Right here in Rhode Island, varieties that are safe for beginners can be found in abundance if you know where--and when--to look.  Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt of Southern New England Mushroom Hunting will present an in-depth introduction to this fascinating hobby.  They will present local varieties, focusing on those that are safe for beginners, and discuss their health and nutritional values as well.  They will be showcasing the new, expanded Gourmet Mushrooms of Rhode Island, a 44-page oversize book that includes recipes, a calendar of mushroom seasons, and over 140 color photos.  

$10, 13 and up (under 13 free with adult) pre-registration required (401 274 1160 or reply by email)

Ryan Bouchard is the author of Gourmet Mushrooms of RI, the first book about mushroom hunting in the Ocean State.  Emily Schmidt studies the health and nutritional values of our local mushrooms, the many incredible ways they can be cooked, and their new technological uses, which include cleaning up polluted areas.  Together, Ryan and Emily educate people about safely hunting for wild mushrooms in the southern New England area.