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Mycological Society of Toronto Meetings

The MST organizes five informative meetings a year for our members, in October, November, February, March and April. Guest speakers are invited to give presentations on various topics associated with the field of mycology, usually illustrated with slides.

MST meetings are held in the Auditorium of the Toronto Botanical Garden, located at the southwest corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. East in TorontoFor General Meetings, meet by 7:45 pm unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments are served following meetings.

Members of the public are welcome as guests to attend one meeting prior to joining the Society.

MST members have access to videos of meeting speaker presentations after each meeting.


Meetings for 2019-2020

Monday, October 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Robert Rogers

Presentation: The Twenty Myths of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Twenty Myths of Medicinal Mushrooms explores the reality behind often-cited statements found in books, and online media.
In this presentation we will explore some of the common misconceptions associated with picking mushrooms in the wild, mycelium vs fruiting body benefits, wild vs cultivated, drug interactions (both positive and negative), and assorted other misnomers.

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor at York University. He presently teaches plant medicine, including plant and mushroom medicine, aromatherapy and flower essences in the Earth Spirit Medicine faculty at the Northern Star College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Robert is past chair of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Community Health Council of Capital Health. He is a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition, past-chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Fungi magazine and Discovery Phytomedicine. He is the author of 52 books on medicinal plants and fungi of the boreal forest, including The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America.

Monday, November 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Richard Schwarz

Presentation: TBA

Updated October 8th 2019