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Wild Mushroom Gathering I

Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech
Randolph Center, VT

This course will introduce the concept, ethics, historical uses and environmental impact of collecting wild and introduced mushrooms, while teaching the correct techniques of botanical identification, spore printing, field guide keys and other identification techniques. A variety of the most common mushrooms found in Vermont will be reviewed. Harvesting, handling, preparation, marketing as well as State and federal regulations will also be covered. There is an outdoor collecting component to this course. Upon completion, students will possess the essential foundational skills and techniques used in botanical identification for safe and ethical collecting.

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Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech