2021 September General Zoom Meeting: Phil Carpenter "Roundtable Discussion on Basics of Mushrooming"

? WHEN: 09/15/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. 

We had hoped that our General Meetings would be back to their regular, in person format by now, but due to the current level of covid transmission and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue with the Zoom video format for another month.  Future meetings may be held virtually, in person, or in a hybrid format allowing attendees the option of participating virtually through a live video stream.

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After the business part of the meeting our own  Phil Carpenter, FFSC Founding Member and Science Advisor, will lead a discussion on the basics of mushrooming.

In Phil's own words, "This presentation is actually more of a discussion in that while I’ll be leading it, it is intended that people who feel they have something to contribute are welcome to 'chime in' in an orderly fashion. You see, this discussion is geared for those just getting interested in wild mushrooms.

We’ll start the presentation with the general topic, “getting started”. Included will be what you might need for equipment, books or other resources. Following that, we’ll talk about where to go and as important, where NOT to go, to collect. This will be a great spot to plan to add to the discussion. Now, once you’ve found a spot to forage, we’ll discuss the basics of collecting, both for those things you want to eat and for those things you need to identify before you plan to eat them.

Next, identification - a big topic. This may be your major hurdle for collecting and eating mushrooms. We’ll talk about classes, books and other resources for doing your own identification.

OK, you’ve got your mushrooms identified so now what? Processing, preparing and preservation. Many people have their favorite ways so I can envision a nice discussion here.

Lastly, I’ll introduce the topic of 'foraging etiquette'."