Starting with a Foolproof Few for Your Area

Virtual talk with Greg Marley: Foraging for Edible Mushrooms

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    Rockland Public Library welcomes back Greg Marley for a virtual talk, “Foraging for Edible Mushrooms; Starting with a Foolproof Few for Your Area.” The talk will take place via the Zoom platform on Thursday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m.

    Collecting and eating wild mushrooms is an intimidating prospect for the beginner, according to the Library, in a news release. There are so many different mushrooms, and some of them are devilishly difficult to tell apart. Some are poisonous; a few, dangerously toxic.

    “However, there are a number of mushrooms that are great edibles, easily identified and without toxic lookalikes, and these may provide you with all the mushrooms you'll ever want!” said the release.

    Mushrooming author and teacher Greg Marley will focus on some common “foolproof” mushrooms found in the Northeastern United States.

    This virtual talk will be especially valuable for those who are just starting to learn about mushrooms, according to the Library.

    Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing, and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He shares his love of mushrooms through walks, talks, and classes held across New England. 

    He is the author of Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi , and the award-winning Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms. 

    As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to Poison Control Centers across New England, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases.

    He lives and mushrooms with his family along the coast of Maine.

    To receive the link to attend via Zoom, please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 07/30/2020 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Zoom

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