ADK Fungi Fest

Saturday, Sept. 23
Paul Smith's College VIC
$5 (Free for PSC community & Friends of the VIC)
  • Expert-led mushroom forays
  • Talks & presentations
  • Book signing
  • Species identification & displays
  • Cultivation workshops
  • Juried art show

Keynote Speaker:
Gary Lincoff

Featured Presenters:
Rick Van De Poll
Susan Hopkins
Garrett Kopp
Erica Sharpe

The Adirondack region of New York State is home to one of the most bountiful, beautiful and beneficial fungi ecozones on the planet. The Adirondack Mycology Club was formed in 2011 at Paul Smith’s College to explore, educate, investigate and celebrate the diverse fungi of the Adirondacks. Club activities have included mushroom identification, forays and an annual Art of Fungi show at the college.

Since 2012 the club has also hosted workshops on shiitake log cultivation and growing oyster mushrooms on a variety of materials (kitty litter, hemp hurds, etc.). Members of the club have also explored the human health benefits of mushrooms (whole food; mushroom teas, tinctures & tonics, myco-brews) as well as the role fungi play in restoring damaged and polluted ecosystems. It is this area of research that inspired the club to organize an annual fungi festival to celebrate the healing nature of the 5th Kingdom!

Photos courtesy of Susan Hopkins