Health by David Sumerlin
April 4th, Remediation in the Mycorrhizosphere
by Peter McCoy
May 2nd Springtime Edible Mushrooms
June 6th "Management of Mushroom Production in Native Forest Understories" by Professor Jim Freed
Monthly educational meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (with the exception of January, which will be held on Monday, January 9th for 2017). They are held in the WSU Lewis County Extension Conference Room located on the lower level of the Historic Lewis County Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis WA 98532.
Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are open to members and non-members.
Anyone attending the meeting is encouraged to bring mushrooms for identification. Mushrooms should be freshly picked and placed in a paper bag or basket. If you are bringing mushrooms for identification or to collect a spore print, please bring them prior to the beginning of the meeting between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.
As critical contributors to the flow of nutrients throughout the world, fungi must be seen as keystone species to the maintenance and enhancement of any above or below ground ecology. In this talk, Peter will detail the critical roles that fungi play in soils and explain how the actions of root-associating fungi (mycorrhizal species), decomposers, and other soil-dwelling fungi enhance the fertility of plant, animal, and human communities across habitats. From soil building, to pollution mitigation, to fire suppression, fungi offer many gifts to landscape designers and permaculturalists that have yet to be fully realized, a common oversight that this talk will definitively resolve.
Peter McCoy is a self-taught mycologist and the co-founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and ecology-focused movement that shares skills related to cultivating fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. Peter is also the author of the book, Radical Mycology, which covers a range of insights and skills related to the Radical Mycology ethos. Here's a link for more information about Peter & Radical Mycology https://radicalmycology.com/
At our Monthly meetings, we have a large variety of mushrooms to ID! What fun we have working with each other using the identification keys & gleaning knowledge from our Club Advisers about our great finds!
Washington is FUNGTASTIC.