Join local mushroom expert and author Greg Marley as he presents great stories of common mushrooms and reveals the extraordinary connections of mushrooms to the Yuletide season. This talk will be an entertaining blend of fact, history and fantasy for all ages. A winter program of the Maine Mycological Association.
Greg Marley has been pursuing his passion for mushrooms for more than 30 years. He has led countless walks and lectures on mushrooms as well as daylong classes and a yearly course on mushroom identification that meets throughout the growing season. His interests and expertise include foraging, cultivation of mushrooms, collecting and cooking wild species, the ecology of mushrooms in our forests, and the use of medicinal mushrooms. He has been a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to the Poison Control Centers of Northern New England for a number of years. He is currently proprietor of Mushrooms for Health, a company offering healing mushroom supplements and education to our communities. Marley is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeast Fungi (2009) and Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita Nightmares and The Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms (2010).