Experience Level: Beginner

Learn all about the magical world of mushrooms at Introduction to Wild Mushroom Identification from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 and 24 in The Studio* and outdoors. Participants will learn to identify various types of wild mushrooms, including some of the most popular and common edible mushrooms. Instructor Lee Schuler will also share information on safety and sustainability.

Classes will begin with a short lecture and slide presentation, then move into the woods for hands-on training. Question and answer periods will also be included.

$110 for the entire series or $35/class. Register here by Aug. 2 or one day prior to subsequent classes**. All sales are final.

*The Aug. 10 session will be held in the Greenhouse Auditorium.

**Individual class links:
Aug. 3
Aug. 10
Aug. 17
Aug. 24

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email

About the instructor

Lee Schuler recently moved from Illinois from Pennsylvania, where she taught fungal identification and edibility at environmental education centers for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and for private land owners. She is certified as a wild edible mushroom expert and licensed to harvest and sell to restaurants and markets in the State of Pennsylvania. Schuler is also a contributing culinary author for a wild mushroom trade journal.

A graduate of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Lee has worked as a field biologist and environmental educator, and currently works in public health. She is an artist and cook and enjoys acquiring new and useful skills as much as she loves sharing them.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, outdoor education, science, storytelling, and wellnessAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer course schedule here.


Aug 03 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 03 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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