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Program focuses on wild mushrooms

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Mitch Gravert, a mushroom hunter and chef from Green Island, Iowa, will speak about safe mushrooms Wednesday at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton. Photo submitted by Heather Bennett.

FULTON  – Mitch Gravert of Green Island, Iowa, will present a free program about edible mushrooms at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave.

In “Iowa’s Edible Mushrooms,” Gravert will discuss familiar morels, and six common, edible, wild mushrooms found locally.

He will give tips about where and when to hunt mushrooms, and how to identify, cook, and store them. Gravert has been hunting and eating mushrooms all his life, and is growing six types of mushrooms in a variety of media.

The center is handicapped accessible. Call Heather Bennett at 815-589-4545 for more information.

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