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Enchanted Nature

Explore The Enchanting 

World Of Mushrooms


Mushrooms are big news in home decor, clothing, food trends, mental health breakthroughs, culinary arts, and pop culture.

If you would like to learn more about fungi and be on the cutting edge of this worldwide trend, consider attending one of our fun and informative classes that are held at The Necessary Mercantile in Churchville, Virginia. 


Our next class will be held on:

Sunday August 18, 2024

from 11:00-3:00pm.



You will learn about:

Wild Edible Identification

Toxic Mushroom Identification

Growing Your Own Mushrooms


Functional/Medicinal Mushrooms & How You Might Use Them

Cooking Suggestions and a Cooking Demonstration

Enchanted Nature Tours inc. is offering a one-day intensive course. We will discuss the life cycle and role of fungi in the ecosystem. Anatomy will be covered in the context of identifying edible and poisonous mushrooms that live in our region. We will finish out the day with cultivation techniques, a cooking demonstration and tasting. The presentations include powerpoint slides, hands on exhibits, and a cooking demonstration.


Lunch and handbook is included. Every student will create and take home an inoculated log to grow their own mushrooms (a $25.00 value).

  • Date: Sunday, August 18, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Where: The Necessary Mercantile, 3816 Churchville Avenue, Churchville, VA 24421
  • Price: $80.00 per student (includes class, handouts, lunch, and a mushroom log to grow your own mushrooms.)

If you have any questions, please contact us.


*Terms: You will be learning about wild edible mushroom identification in this class. 

               Enchanted Nature Tours inc., nor anyone else involved will be held liable for

your or anyone else's safety. 

If you choose to consume wild mushrooms, 

you do so completely at your own risk

By purchasing this class, you fully agree to these terms.


Class size is limited to 15 participants


If the class is sold out, please contact us and we will notify you first when another class is available.

If you are in need of nearby overnight accommodations or have any questions, contact us 

3816 Churchville Avenue

Churchville, VA 24421

(540) 712-7996

The Necessary Mercantile is  located in the heart of Churchville, Virginia. The Necessary carries beekeeping supplies, White's Wayside food products, locally raised grass fed beef, maps, books, local honey, and much more. The building also has nature exhibits and is staffed by knowledgable, caring people.

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