Mushrooms of September

with The Mushroom Forager at the Green Mountain Audubon Center

Saturday, September 28, 2024
9:30am - 12:00pm Eastern Huntington, Vermont

Location Details

Audubon Vermont, Education Barn

255 Sherman Hollow Rd, Huntington, 05462, VT

We will meet at the education program barn to start. There is a chance we will spend a short amount of time indoors before heading out on the trails.

Mushrooms of September

September 28, 2024 - Huntington, VT

Register Here!

Are you intrigued by wild mushrooms? Join Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a tour of September’s wild flavors. When summer rains fall, the forests of Vermont can harbor a great diversity of wild mushrooms, including choice edibles like yellowfoot chanterelles, porcini, and hedgehog mushrooms. This guided foray will explore the woods around the Green Mountain Audubon Center while introducing mushroom hunting safety, strategy, ethics and sustainability. After the hunt, The Mushroom Forager's Jenna Antonino DiMare will prepare a simple but delicious tasting!

Participants should dress for hiking in the woods and bring water. This program is fully outdoors and will be held rain or shine unless the weather presents a safety hazard (such as thunder-storms).

Program Fee + Registration:

Registration is required for all participants and capped at a total of 20 people. 

$45/Audubon Member, $50/non-member*

Become an Audubon Member at any time with a donation. Learn more:

*Please contact us if you are interested in attending but in need of a partial scholarship: 802-434-3068


About the instructors:

Ari Rockland-Miller is a writer, instructor and lecturer on wild and cultivated mushrooms and edible plants. He is co-founder of the Mushroom Forager, LLC and an ardent mycophile who enjoys nothing more than the exhilarating feeling of the mushroom hunt. Ari has been sharing his passion for mushroom hunting and edible plants through the written word for over a decade. His writing has been featured in a number of publications including the Vermont AlmanacNorthern Woodlands and the Green Mountain Club's Long Trail News. The Mushroom Forager's work has also been featured on CNN's Great Big Story, New England Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Seven Days and Vermont Life magazine. 

Ari became an expert in cultivating shiitake mushrooms in agroforestry systems when he managed Cornell University's Mushroom Research Project and Cornell University's agroforestry teaching site and farm, the MacDaniels Nut Grove. He has a B.A. from Brown University, and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. 

At this workshop, Ari will be joined by Jenna Antonino DiMare, co-founder of the Mushroom Forager, LLC. Jenna is the business manager and creative director for The Mushroom Forager, and frequently joins Ari teaching workshops. She is the creator of the popular ForageCast, and is The Mushroom Forager's lead photographer. Jenna is intimately familiar with Northeastern forest ecology and relishes the treasure hunt of finding and collecting wild food. Jenna can periodically be found whipping up delectable morsels of wild mushrooms in The Mushroom Forager's forest pop-up kitchen, which will be making a special appearance at this Audubon Vermont workshop. Jenna completed a graduate program (MLA) in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and she received her B.A. from Brown University, where she studied architecture and environmental issues with a focus on sustainable agriculture. 

Learn more about Ari, Jenna and The Mushroom Forager team here.


Please do not attend if you are sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), or if you are completing isolation after a COVID-positive test result.

If you are unable to attend after you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible. We might be able to fill your vacancy with someone from the waitlist.

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