Hunting the wild mushroom
By Marita King
Open your senses and your mind to the wonderful world of mushrooms. They pop up in your garden, greet you from the produce shelves, and delight you in the woods. Where do they come from? What are their seasons and how do they propagate? Are they poisonous or edible? Are they nutritious and do they have medicinal values? Can they be cultivated and how do you process, store and cook them? These and many more questions will be addressed in this mushroom program.
Tue, Mar 19, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana
With lots of colorful pictures, schematics and stories, but without Latin names or scientific jargon, Marita’s presentation will resemble an introductory course Mushroom 101. Learning more about the fascinating Kingdom of Fungi may change your diet and add pleasure or incentive to your walks through neighborhoods, public parks, or wild forests.
Marita resigned her tenured faculty position at Ohio State University to become a world traveler. During a camping trip to the Yukon Territory of Canada, she caught the mushroom fever and joined a mushroom society to develop her new passion. After many years of living abroad Marita now has a home in Ohio, occasionally teaches chemistry, gives public lectures, travels frequently, and lives part of each winter in Mexico. She hunts wild mushrooms primarily for her cooking pot and camera lens.
All ticket proceeds go to La Biblioteca.