Wildcraft Dining - Foraging and preparing a meal at Bethel Horizons
Enjoy a wilderness walk with experienced wildcrafters to gather the essentials for a wonderful dining experience. Discover the wide assortment of edible fungi and plants in our forests and the importance of sustainable harvesting. We will prepare a meal together in Barn Retreat Center kitchen at Bethel Horizons. Leave with the empowerment and knowledge of reliable practices and resources to bring truly local foods into your own home kitchen.
Emily and Christopher Appelman run a homestead in the Driftless Region with their two girls Sparrow and Esmae. The Appelmans have more than five years of experience in hardwood log and mulch mushroom cultivation. During these 5 years of growing they have also utilized their knowledge of mycoremediation to its full revitalizing potential by using mycoactive compost in their soil to better the health of their crops and the surrounding ecosystem. Outside of this they enjoy teaching many Mycorrhizal related workshops throughout Iowa and Wisconsin.
Overview of All 3 Workshops in this Series:
Join us in our mission to explore the world of mycelium and its all-encompassing and nourishing web. In this series of three workshops you will find yourself equipped with the knowledge to grow nourishing fungi as well as how to use mycelium to feed and nourish your own home garden. Hone your skills in the garden as well as in the field by spending a day wildcrafting, then bringing it to full circle in the kitchen with a field to fork dinner.