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Saturday, October 3
Fungi are fundamental to the ecology of forested habitats, and the spore-bearing mushrooms that sprout have long elicited interest. Many, such as shiitake and hen-of-the-woods, offer proteins, vitamins, and minerals that compare well with other foods, even meats. William Needham, President of the Mycological Association of Washington, explains the fascinating life cycle of mushrooms and shows you how to grow your own edible species using his “log-seeding” technique.
About the Instructor:
William Needham is a mushroom expert and the current President of the Mycological Association of Washington, D.C. Trained as an engineer, he is a Master Naturalist, has led fungi forays in Maryland for the past ten years, and frequently lectures on the ecology and importance of mushrooms.