Mushroom Identification for the Forager

M. Berry
Posted July 10, 2013, at 9:47 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Town Building, Water St, Grand Lake Stream, m

For more information: Tanya Rucosky; 207-796-2100; downeastlakes.org

How many times have you promised yourself to learn the wild mushrooms that pop up each summer and fall? Here is the perfect chance to get started under the guidance of a seasoned mushroom expert. Attend the evening workshop on August 23, then practice your skills and learn in the field with expert Greg Marley.

You are invited to learn with the noted amateur mycologist Greg Marley as he helps us to build skills and confidence in identifying Maine mushrooms.

•Learn how to identify mushrooms, and what you need to know to collect them safely,

•Know the best edible and medicinal mushrooms and how to avoid toxic mushrooms.

•Take a foraging hike and collect what mushrooms are fruiting,

•Learn how to prepare and preserve the best wild edibles,

•Learn about the ecology of mushrooms as well as the folklore surrounding them.

Participants are invited to bring mushrooms for identification. Class will be held rain or shine.

This special class is offered at a discounted rate of $30 per participant courtesy of Downeast Lakes Land Trust – this is a unique opportunity!

Reservations are requested (to info@downeastlakes.org or 207-796-2100), and class size is limited to 20 participants.

Instructor Biography:

Greg Marley has been pursuing his passion for mushrooms for more than 35 years. He has led countless walks and classes on mushroom identification and frequently lectures on mushrooms across New England. He has been a mushroom consultant to Poison Centers for a number of years. Marley is proprietor of Mushrooms for Health, a company offering healing mushroom supplements. He is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeast Fungi and the award-winning Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita Nightmares; The Love Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms. www.mushrooms4health.com