Mushroom times a comin'

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Want to learn about mushrooms? Here is an opportunity to learn to tell the good from the bad, and the ugly:

A mushroom workshop will be conducted at the Malabar Farm Visitor’s Center April 25th, 2009 at 10AM. The workshop will help you identify the vast amount of mushrooms (poisonous and non-poisonous) growing throughout North Central Ohio. The workshop begins with an in class seminar and ends with an outside mushroom exploration hike. Some strenuous climbs involved.

Pre-registration is required by calling the park office at (419) 892-2784. This event is FREE.

The Malabar Farm Restaurant will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by for lunch or dinner and don’t miss the homemade wild mushroom soup.

For dining reservations or more information call 419-938-5205.

Additionally, overnight accommodations are available at the Malabar Farm Hostelling International. Call 419-892-2055 for reservations.

Malabar Farm is located 12 miles southeast of Mansfield, just one mile west of SR 603 on Pleasant Valley Road. Louis Bromfield, a world-renowned novelist and conservationist, created the farm in the 1940s as a demonstration farm for progressive conservation practices. Malabar Farm State Park is the only working farm in the Ohio State Park system. Programs and special events are offered year-round. For more information about this or other programs, call the park office at 419-892-2784 or visit their Website at

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