Wild Fungi Foraging with Ken Crouse



Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm


The Patterson School Foundation
4646 Patterson School Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645


Workshop attendees will walk with Ken through the woods of the Patterson campus and learn about the great diversity of fungi around us that can be used for food and medicine! Western NC is the wild mushroom capital of the world, take advantage of this great resource in your own backyard! A cooking demonstration and tasting will follow the foray. Bring a basket and take home a verified basket of rare delicacies from the woods!

Ken Crouse is a lifetime resident of the Southern Appalachian region and has studied all aspects of mycology (mushrooms) for over 30 years. He has led many mushroom walks (forays) throughout the area and taught classes for the Organic Grower’s School, Asheville Mushroom Club, Blue Ridge Discovery Center and many other organizations. Ken is a longtime member of the North American Mycological Association and has participated in forays throughout North America. Ken and his wife, Cindy, live in Wilkes County where they operate Peaceful Valley Gardens, a nursery/landscaping business and permaculture project.


Name: Ben Loomis
Phone: (828) 434-6571
  • Closest Town or City:
    • Lenoir
  • County:
    • Caldwell
  • Event Category:
    • Art/Cultural,
    • Environmental,
    • Kids/Youth,
    • Local Food,
    • Non-Profit,
    • Rec/Leisure,
    • Special Events,
    • Workshops
  • Additional Info:
    • Alcohol-Free,
    • Family Friendly,
    • Pet Friendly

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