This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.
Limited to 30 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.
Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642
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When: FEB 4-5, 2023, 9am-5pm
Brian has studied and practiced wilderness survival for more than thirty years. He leads commissioned hikes and events on private land teaching folks how to utilize many of our natural resources. These events cover game sign interpretation & tracking, orienteering, making shelter, clothing, tools, fire and identifying a number of edible plants and mushrooms.
Brian is a member of the Mushroom Club of Ga. and the Alabama Mushroom Society and multiple online mushroom forums. Among other classes Brian teaches mushroom ID, cultivation and Myco-remediation at the Linwood Nature preserve in Gainesville Ga. and through Lumpkin County Parks and Rec. in Dahlonega GA.
Brian owns and operates Yahoola Valley Mushrooms in Dahlonega, Georgia through which he provides wild foraged and cultivated mushrooms to farmers markets, health food stores and fine dining restaurants. Brian started and moderates of the Facebook group “Mushroom Hunters of North Georgia” to help connect local mushroom enthusiast with one another.
Brian spends most of his free time in the woods foraging, observing wild life and expanding his knowledge of the land and the treasures it has to offer.
According to state law, wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that:
(A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and
(B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) :
- Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
- Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
- Morels (Morchella spp.)
- Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
- Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
- Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
- Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
- Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
- Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
- Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
- Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
- Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
- Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
- Blewit (Lepista nuda)
- Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
- Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
- Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
- Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
- Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
- Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
- Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
- Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
- Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
- Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
- Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
- Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
- Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
- Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
- Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
- Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
- Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
- Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)