MORELS AND SPRING FUNGI - TRADD COTTER, MUSHROOM MOUNTAIN - MARCH 2021
Tradd Cotter will kick off the new year – and get us even more excited for the morel season – with his annual talk on finding morels. Tradd always entertains and educates us with current weather data and new information, so join us and learn and laugh!
WOMEN IN MYCOLOGY - GIULIANA FURCI, FUNGI FOUNDATION, FOUNDER AND CEO - NOVEMBER 2020
Giuliana will give a brief overview of the history of women in mycology, the relationship between mycology and Paganism, and reflect on her career of 22 years as a field mycologist and fungal activist. Giuliana has been the biggest promoter of the study and protection of the Kingdom Fungi in Chile in the last decades. She is the founder and CEO of the Fungi Foundation. She is the first female mycologist of non-lichenized mushrooms in Chile, starting her career in 1999 as a self-taught amateur. Under her leadership, Chile became the first country in the world to include the Kingdom Fungi in its environmental legislation, thus allowing Chilean funga to be included in the study and evaluation of environmental impacts throughout the country, through its incorporation into the Law of General Bases of the Environment, also mandating its incorporation into the national inventory of species, among other obligations.
Her mother is Chilean, and her father is Italian. She was born in London, England, where she lived until 1993. She currently lives between Santiago and Curarrehue in Chile, with her son Lucas Leon.
THE MUSHROOM OF IMMORTALITY: A SACRED FUNGUS WITH CONFUSING TAXONOMY - DR. ANDREW LLOYD, PLANT PATHOLOGIST AT BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS - OCTOBER 2020
Globally, the taxonomy of Ganoderma species is chaotic, and the taxon name Ganoderma lucidum has been used for most laccate (shiny) Ganoderma species. This presentation will highlight the taxonomic ambiguities and the recent work to help resolve this ambiguity for the shiny-capped Ganoderma species of the United States. In addition to the ecological function as a group of wood decay fungi, species of Ganoderma, commonly called reishi (in Japan) or lingzhi (in China), have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. These taxonomic ambiguities have been translated into the mycopharmacology field as well. The second part of the presentation will highlight work that investigated the taxonomic problems in the fungal supplement world.
Asheville Mushroom Club
They are a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about and collect all kinds of fungi and to enjoy eating edible mushrooms we gather in the forest. Others cultivate fungi in their gardens. At our meetings, we hear from experts - many of them club members - about different aspects of fungi identification, folklore, cultivation and culinary preparation.
South Carolina Fungi Magazine
Each issue of Fungi will explore the world of mycology from many different angles. With regular features ranging from toxicology to medicinal mushrooms, from photography to book reviews, Fungi will inform and entertain everyone from beginner to professional mycologist.
Mushroom Club of Georgia
The Mushroom Club of Georgia is an educational organization. Our purpose is to promote the enjoyment, study, and exchange of information about wild mushrooms. Everyone who has an interest in wild mushrooms is welcome to become a member.
Explore many fascinating aspects of fabulous fungi at Mushroom Mountain. A great web resource for teachers, students, mushroom hunters, and growers featuring many videos and instructions on how to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden. Workshops and lecture dates are also scheduled throughout the year.
No Taste Like Home
No Taste Like Home offers wild food adventures "off the eaten path," including the only forage-to-table program in North America.
Ready to go wild? Join famed forager Alan Muskat on a culinary treasure hunt. You'll learn how to safely find, identify, appreciate, and maybe even EAT wild plants, mushrooms, and other extreme cuisine. You'll also learn about wild medicines, dyeing with mushrooms (that's D-Y-E) and more, all with The Mushroom Man's unique blend of poetry, stories, wit & wisdom.