Mike’s Mycology 101 on January 29th!

Join us for an in-person, fun and informative introduction to the world of mushrooms with Mike Biltonen from Know Your Roots Orchard and Herbs in Trumansburg. On Saturdays, January 29th and February 26th, beginning at 11:00, Mike will be leading a discussion on how common mushrooms grow, propagate, and the potential health benefits of growing and eating mushrooms. Mike will also talk about the role of fungi in the environment and how they affect the world we live in.  Registration is required and space is limited! Both dates are the same program.

This presentation is geared toward teens-adults and is sponsored by the Seneca County United Way, along with an abundance of books addressing fungi topics ranging from cultivation to culinary and from medicinal to mycelium science- picture books to reference texts.

This program is in-person at the library. Registration is required, space is limited. Call 607-582-6218 or email director@lodilibrary.net or stop in to reserve. Masking is mandatory.

Mike has spent over 35 years in agriculture – mostly working with orchards, vineyards, and other specialty crops. He’s farmed in Virginia, Minnesota, Vermont, California, and New York. Over the past 20 years his passion for sustainable agriculture has evolved into a profound dedication to the principles and practices of ecologically focused, biodynamic agricultural. Everything he’s learned over the years tells him biodynamic farming is the next logical step in organic farming and food systems. Mike has been a consultant to farmers and orchardists for the last 15 years while also operating his own biodynamically enlivened orchard and mushroom operation in central New York.