October 5, 2010

More Fungi

Ok, ok, I know… Mushrooms are not plants. Leave the site if you can’t stand the conondrum. 

That said, yesterday I was very fortunate to tag along with the Edible Botany class taught by Nishi Rajakaruna at COA. It was an especially good day because we were joined by two wonderful and very knowledgeable people--Deb Soule, herbalist and founder of Avena Botanicals, and Greg Marley, an amateur mycologist that has been teaching and pursuing his passion for fungi for the last 35 years. 

Greg pointed out various species of mushrooms, along with carefully describing their edible and medicinal uses. Greg is also the author of Mushrooms For Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi. I quickly gathered up a few of the edible mushrooms he showed us and stashed them away for dinner...

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