Talk: Foraging for edible and medicinal mushrooms

Aug 31, 2017
Greg Marley and friend.

Belfast — Maine mushroom expert and author Greg Marley will give a talk, “Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms,” Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The program is free and open to the public.

Wild mushrooms along the coast of Maine reach their peak abundance and diversity in late summer and autumn. A walk in the woods and fields will reveal a bewildering and beautiful array of colorful mushrooms in many shapes and sizes. For someone wanting to learn if any are edible and which are poisonous, it can be intimidating.

In this talk, Marley will take his audience on a tour of some of the common edible and medicinal mushrooms and their toxic look-alikes. Attendees are welcome to bring in a few fresh mushrooms for identification.

Marley recently celebrated 45 years of collecting, eating and studying wild mushrooms. He has been sharing his knowledge across Maine and New England for more than 25 years through talks, workshops and seminars. He is an active consultant regarding mushroom poisoning across New England.

Marley is the author of "Mushrooms for Health" and "Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares; the Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms."

His books will be available for sale and signing, as well as a limited selection of his medicinal mushroom products. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext.10.The Belfast Free Library is located at 106 High St. in downtown Belfast.


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