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.
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.
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.
The Alabama club is joining us to register new members living in Alabama and wanting to learn more about mushrooms, enjoy forays, speakers and help to build a community.