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Potluck, video, discussion – Mushroom Hunters
October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
On the Trail of an Underground America
How do wild mushrooms get to chefs and other buyers? Author Langdon Cook shares his adventures in his lively book (and the video we’ll watch) as he tells the story of the underground economy of professional mushroom gathers and dealers.
If you’d like, Cook’s book, Mushroom Hunters, is available through the Milwaukee Public Library. All are welcome to join us for a delicious potluck dinner and lively discussion — whether you’ve read the book or not.
“Intrepid writer, naturalist and foodie Langdon Cook takes us along on his journey into the often secretive world of mushroom gatherers and dealers on the West Coast. Cook is marvelous company–bright, inquisitive, and up for an adventure. This revealing volume is part memoir, part social study, part nature guidebook, part recipe collection, and completely compelling. You’ll never look at a chanterelle the same way again.”
–PNBA Awards Committee
This program is part of a week of mushroom activities at the Urban Ecology Center:
Tula Erskine – Mushroom Art Exhibit Opening
Thursday Oct. 12, 5 to 7
This show honors Gertrude “Tula” Erskine (1907 – 2000), the naturalist, the artist, the mycologist and citizen scientist. Together – each skill enhanced the others. Included will be more than forty exquisite mushroom illustrations meant for a never-published book to be called Mushrooms of North America.
Fungi Fair presented by the Wisconsin Mycological Society
Saturday, Oct. 14th, 10am to 3pm
Learn about the exciting world of mycology, fungi and mushrooms. Short lectures, mushroom cooking demos, information and merchandise booths offering Wisconsin Mycological Society T-Shirts, Chaga and Rishi mushrooms for your healthy lifestyle, short local forays, mycological specimens and much more.