Robert Rogers' presentation The 22 Myths of Medicinal Mushrrooms is now available to MST members to watch on the meetings video page.
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.
Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest winners!
Thanks to all the members that submitted a fungi photo to our photo calendar contest. We received some fabulous submissions.
Winners are entitled to receive a free copy of the calendar.
2020 Calendar Contest Winners
- Aaron Harding
- Annabel & Michael S. Brown
- Margaret Dent
- Maureen Hulbert
- Michael Jonsson
- Nathaniel Russell
- Nick Trainos
- Robin Green
- Sara Scharf
- Sarah Mulholland
- Sheryl McKee
- Teresa Lee
- Tobias Edwards
- Tom Woyzbun
- Ulrike Kullik
- Walt Sturgeon
Due to popular demand, the MST is pleased to announce a repeat session of 12 Easy Genera: An Introduction to Field Identification of Mushrooms, on Wednesday, October 9th.
This popular course will be given by Kathy Vatcher. It focuses on common genera of gilled mushrooms, boletes and other fungi which can be identified fairly easily in the field. This is a general introduction to identification and does not specifically focus on edible species.
It will be held in the upstairs studios at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Doors will be open at 7:00pm for members who wish to bring in mushrooms for identification. This will be followed by a 2-hour presentation beginning at 7:30pm. There will be a short break for refreshments.
The course is available to MST members only and will be limited to 60 participants. The cost of the course is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Please register by October 2nd, 2019.
Contest rules available at https://www.myctor.org/events/2019-photo-contest