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Foraging Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: An identification workshop Greg Marley

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Everyone is fascinated by wild mushrooms. From foraging and eating, to medicinal use and the use of psychedelics to improve creativity and address depression. The only thing standing in the way is acquiring the knowledge and confidence to tell the good mushrooms from those that can sicken you.  The good news is there are a handful of common, easily identified, great edibles or medicinals that can satisfy most peoples hunger for mushrooms.  Maine is home to a number of world-class edible mushrooms easily found as you enjoy a walk through the woods and fields.

This day-long class helps you build the basic knowledge needed to identify common mushrooms and to begin a lifetime of wild mushrooming. The class will combine indoor lecture and outdoor experience in the forest to explore identification features, ecology and the seasonal occurrence of mushrooms. We will look at edible as well as common poisonous mushrooms and may end the day by cooking some of the mushrooms we find.  Come prepared for a mild hike and a fun learning day.  Participants are invited to bring fresh examples of mushrooms from their local woods and fields. No experience is needed.

Cost: $70 members / $80 non-members. To register, please contact Toni at 207-236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org

Greg A Marley Bio

Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 50 years.  He shares his knowledge of mushrooms through walks, talks and classes held across the New England and beyond.  Marley authored the award-winning book Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares; The Love Lore and Mystic of Mushrooms, (Chelsea Green, 2010).  As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to Poison Centers across New England, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases.  He is a frequent lecturer to college groups and an occasional mushrooming foray faculty member.


September 16
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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