Marine Mills Folk School is thrilled to offer this mushrooming class with Mike Kempenich, the Gentleman Forager .
How does a day of “all things mushrooms” sound: first a presentation on identifying and finding mushrooms, then a drive to a secret mushrooming spot about 45 minutes from Marine Mills Folk School where you’ll walk with Mike and harvest mushrooms, then you’ll return to MMFS where this amazing day will end with a special meal created on site by a creative chef using our mushroom harvest.
We thought that might get your attention!
Mike Kempenich AKA “The Gentleman Forager” is an exotic mushroom cultivator, forager and wild foods distributor from Minneapolis Minnesota. He’s a leader in the local locavore movement! Mike is owner of a distribution company, Gentleman Forager, and also the founder of Forest to Fork which specializes in exotic mushroom cultivation and retail sales of mushrooms and other wild food products. Mike is a past instructor at both the U of Minnesota and the U of Wisconsin extension, where he taught wild mushroom identification certification classes.
Be prepared to walk in the woods – wear comfortable clothes and shoes!
Students to bring: Water bottle, comfortable shoes and clothing, plus any beverage you’d like to share upon our return.
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!