Wild Mushrooms; Foraging for Delicious Functional Food
Belfast Free Library
Sponsored by the Belfast Free Library and the Belfast Co-op, Maine mycologist and author Greg Marley will present an introduction to the best edible and medicinal mushrooms in the fall woods of Maine. Guidelines will be presented on ways to learn mushrooms and recommendations for finding and using edible and medicinal mushrooms will be reviewed.
ccording to Marley, “Wild mushrooms present us with beauty, mystery and a wonderful lens through which to view the natural world. Mushrooms are plentiful and diverse across Maine and a variety of exceptional edibles are commonly found growing in our suburban and rural lawns, fields and forest. The growing interest in wild mushrooms parallels the movement to adopt more local food options and to live more sustainably. Edible and medicinal mushrooms represent an opportunity for sustainably foraging and enjoying healthy locally sourced food and present a potential for health benefits beyond good nutrition. It is vital that a mushroom forager develop the skills needed to identify the edible and medicinal mushrooms and to know those mushrooms that are poisonous.”