with Greg Marley
Wednesday July 20th | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Join Greg to help you build the skills to identify common mushrooms and to begin a lifetime of growing knowledge of wild mushrooms. The class will combine lecture and field experience to look at identification features, ecology and the seasonal occurrence of mushrooms.
Most people interested in learning to collect and identify mushrooms are driven by a hunger for their great edible potential. Maine’s wild mushrooms offer an opportunity to sustainably collect world-class gourmet edible and medicinal mushrooms as you enjoy a walk through the woods and fields. The only thing standing in the way is having the skill to tell the good edible mushrooms from bad. This day-long class helps to build the skills to identify common mushrooms and to begin a lifetime of growing knowledge of wild mushrooms. The class will combine lecture and outdoor experience to look at identification features, ecology and the seasonal occurrence of mushrooms. We will look at edible as well as common poisonous mushrooms and end the day by cooking some of the mushrooms we find. Come prepared for a hike and to have a fun learning day. Participants are invited to bring fresh specimens of mushrooms from their own property.
Limited space, please register on-line or call Edible Island at 207-367-5888 to reserve your spot. $60 includes a light lunch.
Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 40 years. He is the founder of Mushrooms for Health, a small company providing medicinal mushroom education and products made with Maine medicinal mushrooms. Marley is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi, (Downeast Books , 2009) and the award-winning 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 since 2001, Marley provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. When not mushrooming, Marley, is a clinical social worker and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention.