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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM.


Saturday, May 27th

Rae Charlton, KNPS Founders Day


Saturday, June 24th

“Wild Mushroom Gathering in North Idaho” 9:45 - 11:30 AM at Sandpoint Community Hall.  Arthur Church is a local mushroom gatherer & native mushroom orchardist.

Arthur Church’s passions include small fruit orcharding, wild mushroom gathering and teaching people about both subjects. He has successfully grown several fruit crops that are considered difficult in North Idaho and has gathered wild mushrooms for more than 40 years in many parts of the US. Arthur has learned how to inoculate the wood chip mulch in his orchard with wild mushroom spores to produce native mushrooms in his orchard. Always eager to share his knowledge and experience with others has lead Arthur to give seminars about orcharding and mushroom gathering to the University of Idaho Master Gardener program and local gardening clubs. Field trips to his orchard for taste testing are very well attended, as are his mushroom hunting excursions. Our program on June 24th will include both a presentation at the Community Hall at 9:45 AM and a field trip to Trestle Creek in the afternoon.