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Wild Mushroom Identification & Foraging Workshop with Greg Marley – Part 2: OUTDOORS – September 17

September 17th, 2022: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Cost: $60 per person/$90 for 2-person household
Limited space available. Pre-registration required. Contact info@merryspring.org or 207-236-2239 to sign up

There is a growing interest in safely collecting and eating the best of Maine’s wild mushrooms. The only thing standing in the way is the knowledge and confidence to tell the good edible mushrooms from those that can sicken you. The good news is that there are a handful of common, easily identified, edibles that can satisfy most our hunger for mushrooms. Maine is home to a number of world-class edible and medicinal mushrooms easily found as you enjoy a walk through the woods and fields. This workshop is devoted to building the skills needed to identify common mushrooms and to begin a lifetime of wild mushrooming. The class will combine lecture and outdoor experience to look at identification features, ecology and the seasonal occurrence of mushrooms. Bring your curiosity, questions and passion for learning; we will supply the mushrooms.

Given the ongoing challenge to meet together for an indoor lecture on mushroom identification skills during a lingering pandemic, this workshop will be divided into an evening lecture (6:30-8:30pm) over Zoom guided by photographs of Maine mushrooms to build a foundation of knowledge and then a 3-hour mushroom walk together the following day (9:00am-noon) to put the learning into action in nature. Come prepared for a hike and a fun learning day. Participants are invited to bring fresh examples of mushrooms from their own locale (in paper bag or wrapped in paper towel). No prior mushrooming experience is needed.
Handouts will be provided for digital download.

Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He spreads his love of mushrooms to hundreds through walks, talks and classes held across the New England for over 35 years. 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, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. When not mushrooming, Marley works as a mental health clinician and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention

Cost: $60 for an individual
$90. For a pair living together as a family

Prior Registration is required.
Part of the Weekend Workshop series, sponsored by Camden National Bank


September 17th, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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