September 23rd – 25th

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Notes on Fee:

This fee covers the program, meals, and your choice of basic housing.

For details on basic housing, housing upgrades, additional nights, or shuttle service, please review this registration form, refer to Rowe’s website, or contact the office.

If you are a member, please log into your account to register with special members-only pricing.

About The Program

Check out David Williams Fischer’s article, Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms.

Come forage in the woods of Rowe, exploring in a hands-on way the huge role fungi play in our lives, and discovering new ways to partner with them.

Mushrooms are magical, marvelous, mysterious, and amazing! Veteran mycologist David William Fischer has celebrated their secrets for over 30 years as an author and teacher–often employing poetry, music, and art to do so– and there’s no better guide to help you learn about their fantastic benefits. Discover how consuming mushrooms can bolster human health; how to find the best wild mushrooms; how to identify and enjoy gourmet wild mushrooms without getting sick or dying; why plants, animals, and fungi are all absolutely dependent on each other; why and how mushrooms have evolved several different times in Earth’s biological history; why fungi have the wildest sex lives; how they sometimes pop up overnight; how to keep children and pets safe from lawn mushrooms; how fungi powerfully enhance and inspire human spirituality, culture, health, and nutrition; and much more!

Meet the Presenter

David William Fischer

David William Fischer

David William Fischer is a renowned mycologist, writer and environmental advocate who has been featured on NPR’s Science Friday, the National Geographic Channel, and other major media.  His classic volume Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America (Univ. of Texas Press) has stood as “the” book on that subject for nearly 30 years.  David is also coauthor of the encyclopedic Mushrooms of Northeastern North America (Syracuse Univ. Press).