Wild Mushrooms in Maine: Entering a World of Wonder and Ecological Treasure with Greg Marley
September 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7 PM for a free evening lecture with Greg Marley, author of Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi, and the award-winning Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystic of Mushrooms. Mushrooms in the wild bring out a strong range of emotions and interests. Today many people seek them out as a locally foraged source of delicious and nutritious food or to support optimum health. Others treat them with the caution learned in childhood, assuming all wild mushrooms must be poisonous and seek to rid their yards of the colorful fruit. Beyond the association with food or poison, the fungi that produce mushrooms play an invaluable role in the ecology of out forests and fields. The very health of our plant communities depend upon ongoing dynamic relationships with resident fungi. Join Maine mycologist and author Greg Marley for a romp through the fascinating world of Maine’s mushrooms. Add your curiosity, your questions and an open mind.
Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He has spread his love of mushrooms to hundreds through walks, talks and classes held across the New England over the past 30 years. As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to Poison Centers across New England since 2001, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. When not mushrooming, Marley works as a mental health clinician and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention.