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Luke Sarrontonio: Mushroom Love: Talk and Walk

August 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Landscape microclimates can be infinitely unique, especially in this part of the northeast. Join us at the Rail Trail Cafe for a walk through the forest, and learn about the interwoven lives of organisms that make up the diverse Ecology of our region. “Everything is connected”, and in many cases this connection is facilitated by a group of organisms that are largely unseen. Let’s pull back the curtain to take a closer look at Fungi, and all the organisms and interactions that form the intricate, beautiful ecosystems we live in. Learn the basics of mushroom ID and how you can play your part in Fungi conservation efforts.

Luke Sarrantonio grew up in Rosendale New York and spent much of his childhood exploring the surrounding landscape. It wasn’t until college at SUNY ESF (studying Forest Biology) that he truly discovered Fungi. After graduating in 2011, he was discouraged by the lack of learning resources around Fungi and Ecology and has been developing programming, mushroom farming, consulting and making medicinal products ever since.


August 20, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Rail Trail Cafe
Stone Mt. Farm, 310 River Road Ext.
New Paltz, NY 12561
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(845) 389-7714