I’ve recently been learning about wild edibles. Chimney Rock State Park hosted a Wild Mushroom Walk with celebrity mycologist Alan Muskat, and will be hosting more wild food events in the future. All this rain means more mushrooms, and 1,000 species of mushrooms could be growing in the Park. The State Park will be Mushroom Hikes every Friday in August and September, beginning August 9, from 11am – noon. Plus, a guided hike will be offered “Off the Beaten Path” by Charlotte Caplan, former president of the Asheville Mushroom Club, on September 8, from 9:30am – noon. These events are photo and education adventures, not foraging – you will learn about what you can eat in your backyard.