Joshua Abshire is a grower, mushroom forager and the owner of Fungi Alumni in Macon, GA. He will bring his latest mushroom harvest and participate in our cooking competition.
William Padilla-Brown is the owner of MycoSymbiotics, an amazing business around growing and cultivating cordyceps mushrooms. William travels around the country to teach workshops and also start the first Mushroom Festival in Asheville. His motto: "Using Fungi to Better the Planet! Our Shop:
Olga and Tradd Cotter are the owners of Mushroom Mountain, a well-known family business created around cultivating, growing and researching mushrooms for all sorts of purposes. Tradd is certified in several states to teach classes to obtain a mushroom forager license. Shop:
Darryl, known as The Southern Herbalist, is a plant & mushroom expert with 30 years of experience. He teaches workshops about living on the land. His mentor, 19th century local herbalist Tommy Bass, is still known in parts of Alabama as a healer. https://thesouthernherbalist.com/
Taylor, the owner, is a world traveler and specializes in making tinctures and salves from local and foreign plants. The flower displayed here is the South American plant damiana. https://www.sunlightapothecary.com/shop.
Lisa Monique, the owner, will be selling hemp products and CBD oil , tinctures & edibles.
My friend Anne Marie Bialella is a Farmer, a Baker, a Medicine Maker; a Mushroom Forager & Grower. She takes her skills to farmers markets & offers baking, canning, mushroom foraging workshops.
Zach Baum, the artist behind the name is an accomplished glass blower and friend of Oracle Glass in Mentone. We can't wait to see Zach do his art.
Kathleen is an artist from Marietta who works with polymer clays and who will surprise us with some of her mushroom art, paintings and other artwork.
The FOGBARROW team is represented by three artists and will offer a variety of botanical/mycological-themed art and accessories, including watercolor prints, knitwear, jewelry, ceramic sculptures, and leather art.
The Art of Nature Photography.
Our friend Jesse Akozbek of @Feral Foraging is leading short photography expeditions in Rolater Park.
The Earthly Herbal Mind team loves using nature in products that help the mind, body, and spirit, such as salves, oils, honeys and also features hemp necklaces and mushroom art.
Jesse's goal is to bring education and awareness of wild food and medicine to as many people as possible, thus creating more allies and advocates for wild spaces and their preservation and crafting artistic and visually engaging content with information that is succinct and approachable in order to reach as wide an audience as possible!
GOALS: To learn the art of seeing through the perspective of a lens.
CURRENTLY PLANNED: There will be a hike taking place after Jesse's short talk on nature photography (Time TBD)
DISTANCE: Shorter than a typical hike; focus is on photography, not walking.
HOW LONG: Typically 30-45 minutes.