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Mushroom Hunting Class

  • Boston Outdoor School 131 Walnut Street Saugus, MA, 01906 United States (map)


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The forest floor is filled with fungi! Which ones will pair perfectly with parmesan? Which one is the kiss of death? These are important things to know when you are foraging. Learn from a master, Tyler Akabane how to harvest a wide variety of New England mushrooms.

Take Away’s:

By the end of this course you will be able to identify a range of local wild plants and fungi. You will also learn plenty of peripheral and entertaining fungi information.

Instructor: Tyler Akabane


Tyler has worked professionally finding and selling wild mushrooms for the past 5 years to some of Boston's best restaurants. He is on the identification committee of the Boston Mycological Club. He was trained by Alan and Arlene Bessette, the authors of Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. Check him out at

Also, you could learn more about Tyler in an interview he did with Boston Voyager:

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