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Harvest Celebration at The Hopland Research and Extension Center


This celebration of fine food, drink and music will benefit the research and educational work at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. 


10am-12pm – Mushroom Foraging

Chuck Vaughn and Dave Bengston local naturalists and experts in the world of fungi will share their Mendocino County bounty describing where different fungi are found, which ones to try and others to avoid! A stroll through our madrone woodland will allow participants to see one of the key habitats for foraging. We will finish the morning off with the opportunity to taste mushroom appetizers before you make your way into town to enjoy lunch at one of Hopland’s great restaurants (I’m planning to work with local restaurants to offer a discount on lunch for participants of this foraging event)

Ticket price - $20


5-7pm – Dinner in the Oaks

A chance to dine in the midst of the incredible 5,300 acre UC Hopland Research and Extension Center at their Rod Shippey Hall. Dinner will include some of the best of the counties local produce and Hopland wine including mushroom themed dishes to complement the morning’s foraging event offered at the center. After dinner Center Director, Dr. Kim Rodrigues and Professor Justin Brashares will share with diners some of the cutting edge research being conducted on the site from oaks to sheep and mountain lions!

Stick around to enjoy world famous acoustic guitar with Alex De Grassi after dinner.

Ticket price - Adults $60, Children under 12 $15


7-9pm – Alex De Grassi

Acclaimed guitarist and grammy nominated musician Alex De Grassi will provide the perfect ending to a day of fine food and foraging. Alex is well known for his fingerstyle technique and ability to make one instrument sing like many more, filling a room with classical guitar and jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear virtuoso acoustic guitar in this incredible space at the Univeristy of California’s Rod Shippey Hall, Hopland.
Ticket price - $20



Mushrooms, Music and Wine: Day ticket for all 3 events - $90

Dinner and Alex De Grassi Live - $70

This event will be held at:

 UC ANR Hopland Research & Extension Center - The Rod Shippey Building

University Road • Hopland • CA • 95449

Saturday, November 4th  

Directions:  From downtown Hopland (intersection of Highways 101 and 175), take Highway 175 east toward Lakeport. Cross the Russian River and at the traffic circle exit onto Old River Road (also marked "Road 201"). Next, turn right onto University Road (there is a UC sign at the intersection). Drive up University Road for approximately 3.5 miles, you will see signs for Rod Shippey Hall parking.

Ticket Packages


Mushroom Foraging


Dinner in the Oaks


Alex De Grassi LIVE


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