During the autumn season, many mushrooms are bountiful and ready to be picked. We will spend our time looking for Hen of the Woods, as well as Lions Mane, Oysters, Honey Mushrooms, and so much more, as well as any other wild edibles in the plant world we have out flourishing at the time.
We will go over the beginning basics of wild mushroom identification to start, but will spend most of our time out in the field looking for mushrooms.
Samantha Feld is the owner operator of a small mushroom growing and foraging business in Baltimore,
Maryland called The Mushroomworks.
Her fascination with fungus began a few years back when an amazing reishi patch sprouted in her
backyard. This fascination became a full blown obsession and she began immerse herself in the intense,
complicated, and often misunderstood world of mycology. This led her back to the woods, which
reawakened a dormant, but deep love of the forest.
Sam is an avid forager, gardener, and has been studying the medicinal aspects of mushrooms and plants.
She has taken numerous workshops on mushroom identification, cultivation, and identification and uses
of wild and medicinal plants. She has also taught beginner edible mushroom identification for Charm
When not out in the woods or at the farmer’s market, she can be found teaching art in Baltimore City
Schools, in the studio making some art, or at home chilling with her teenaged son.