Myco-Consortium talk May 11: Greg Marley

As part of the MST's membership in the Myco-Consortium series of Zoom talks, MST members are invited to join the presentation on Thursday, May 11th at 7pm ET:

Foraging Edible Wild Mushrooms for the Beginner; Develop your Foolproof Few

A talk by Greg Marley
Thursday May 11th, 7pm ET

Foraging for wild mushrooms has become a favored pastime for nature-minded people of all ages. The single thing that holds a novice mycophile back is the fear of being poisoned.  There are a number of toxic mushrooms that can make you sick and a small number, dangerously ill.   This presentation will introduce you to the concept of "Foolproof Mushrooms", a group of  mushrooms that are common, easily identifiable and without toxic look-alikes.   It will also address some of the common mistakes that people later regret.  Join us for an evening of learning a handful of "Foolproof" edible mushrooms and some guidance to avoid becoming a toxic mushroom statistic.

About Greg Marley

Greg Marley, LCSW has been studying, growing, collecting, cooking and eating wild mushrooms for more than 45 years.  He shares his love of mushrooms through lectures, workshops and walks on mushroom identification, culture and ecology to hundreds of hopeful mycophiles as well as consulting in cases of mushroom poisoning with poison centers in New England.  Greg is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi (2009) and Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, The Love Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms (2010).  He lives and mushrooms along the coast of Maine where he has been a Director of the Maine Mycological Association for some time, and regularly teaches mushroom identification at Eagle Hill.  When not mushrooming Greg works as a mental health clinician, trainer and consultant in suicide prevention and management.

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