Adventures in Nature: Foraging for Edible Mushrooms

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Adults (Ages 18+)

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Foraging for Edible Mushrooms; Starting with a Foolproof Few for Your Area

Collecting and eating wild mushrooms is an intimidating prospect for the beginner.  There are so many different mushrooms and some of them are devilishly difficult to tell apart. And some of them are poisonous, a few dangerously toxic. But there are a number of common mushrooms that are great edibles, easily identified, and without toxic look-alikes. These Foolproof mushrooms may provide you with all the mushrooms you ever want!

Join mushrooming author and teacher Greg Marley for a talk devoted to some common “foolproof” mushrooms found in the Northeastern US. This talk will be especially valuable for someone who is just starting out or wants to learn mushrooming.

Greg Marley has been studying, growing, collecting, and cooking wild mushrooms for more than 45 years. He teaches mushroom identification and ecology to hundreds of new foragers as well as consulting in cases of mushroom poisoning. Greg is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi (2009) and Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, The Love Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms (2010). Marley lives and mushrooms along the coast of Maine. When not mushrooming he works as a mental health trainer and consultant in suicide prevention and response after a loss.

This program will take place in person in the Androscoggin Community Room or via Zoom.  If planning to attend via Zoom, please register below.  The Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the program, August 12.

This program is part of our summer reading initiative, Adventure Begins at Your Library, where adults at APL will focus on Adventures in Nature.