Rockland Public Library Features Greg Marley for Ecology Lecture – Knox County VillageSoup
ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Greg Marley, Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all.
With every step we take on a healthy forest floor, we tread on miles of fungal mycelium, serving as a conduit for nutrients and communication between plants and trees. Fungi also play the vital role of rotting dead plants, breaking down complex wood waste, and recycling nutrients trapped in wood. From healthy lawns and gardens to invaluable partners in the health of forests, mushrooms and other fungi are the constant partners of our living biome. We invite them home for gourmet dinners and live in fear when our toddler puts one in his mouth. Join author and mushroom expert Greg Marley for an exploration of the fascinating role of fungi in our natural world.
Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for almost 50 years. He passes on his love of mushrooms to hundreds of people through walks, talks and classes across New England. Marley is the author of “Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi” (Downeast Books, 2009) and the award-winning “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love Lore and Mystic of Mushrooms” (Chelsea Green, 2010). As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to poison control centers in New England, he lends his expertise to mushroom poisoning cases. When not developing, Marley works as a mental health clinician and consultant specializing in suicide prevention.
For a link to the Zoom event, email [email protected] by 4 p.m. April 7 and tag the event you’d like to attend in the subject line. Limited spaces will be available in the Library’s Community Room to watch the Zoom call on screen. The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street.
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