Enjoy the fascinating story of a 7 year old who founded Tiger Mushroom Farms
from the boy himself, Te'Lario Watkins II. He will read aloud from his book, Te'Lario's Amazing Mushroom Farm
, followed by a craft or activity, book (and mushroom!) sale and book signing.
-Shiitake & Oyster Mushrooms $5.00
-Shiitake & Onion Soup Mix $5.00
-Te'Lario's Amazing Mushroom Farm (book) $10.00About the Presenter
Te'Lario was inspired to start Tiger Mushroom Farms after he planted cat grass and basil seeds at his first Cub Scout meeting. He enjoyed watering his plants and was eager to see their growth each day. He began to wonder what else he could grow in Ohio in the wintertime and remembered reading a book about mushrooms. His parents bought him a mushroom kit...and the rest is history.
He has been featured in Edible Columbus
and Columbus Parent
, and has appeared on Good Day Columbus and The Steve Harvey Show.About the Series
Meet people from all walks of life and hear their unique personal stories. Throughout the year, community members with diverse backgrounds are invited by the library to encourage acceptance and promote respect while providing an enjoyable literacy experience.
Future and past presenters include: A ballerina from BalletMet, an English Learners Community Outreach Liaison for the Westerville City Schools (Lula Abdull Mohamed), a drag queen and comedian (Nina West) and the 7-year-old founder of Tiger Mushroom Farms (Te'Lario Watkins II)
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