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Foraging for Edible Mushrooms with Greg Marley: “Beyond the Foolproof Few to Embrace Gilled Mushrooms”

Saturday, April 13 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

The Camden Public Library, in partnership with the Maine Mycological Association, is pleased to welcome back mushroom expert Greg Marley on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. for a fascinating and informative presentation on foraging for edible gilled mushrooms.

This is a hybrid program and will take place in person in the Picker Room as well as on Zoom. If attending via Zoom, prior registration is strongly encouraged to reserve online access. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2US-UjbMSYmtMaXtwW5jGw

Have you been impatient to expand the numbers and types of mushrooms you collect and use for food and health benefits?  Are you held back by fear of sickening yourself or others?  Many people are advised to avoid the mushrooms that have gills as a number of toxic species also have gills. Join mushrooming expert and author Greg Marley for a talk introducing a recommended second-level of mushrooms for foraging.  The presentation will be based on high-quality photos of New England mushrooms and basic identification features. Marley will also add guidelines to follow and expanded resources.  This talk best serves those with a bit of knowledge and experience with mushrooms, but is open to everyone.

Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years.  He spreads his knowledge of mushrooms through walks, talks and classes held across the New England and beyond.  Marley is the author the award-winning book 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, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases.  He is a frequent lecturer to college groups and a mushrooming foray faculty member.  When not mushrooming, Marley works as a mental health clinician specializing in suicide prevention and traumatic grief.