Summer Local Food Events

It’s going to be a busy summer at The Highland Center, with plenty of events for those interested in learning how to grow, harvest and prepare their own foods:

Cultivating Shitake Mushrooms

Workshop with renowned mushroom grower Paul Goland; learn how to inoculate and manage mushroom logs
Wednesday, May 9; 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Allegheny Mountain School
Logs & supplies available for purchase
Free will donation; proceeds benefit The Highland Center

Apple Tree Grafting

Workshop with Kirk Billingsley
Saturday, May 12, 3:00 pm
Allegheny Mountain School

Ecology Walks on Allegheny Mt.

Hike in the woods with local guide Pen Goodall, learning about flora, fauna and ecology. Third Tuesday of the month, May through October (first hike on May 15).

There is limited space for all Allegheny Mountain School events. Reserve your spot today by emailing Coriena Reynolds at

Workshop for Artists, Businesses & Local Food Entrepreneurs

Ever had a great business idea and wondered how you could make a go of it in Highland County? Meet staff from the Staunton Creative Community Fund and other like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss how to make a living in a rural economy. Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 pm at The Highland Center. RSVP at

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