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UPCOMING MEETINGS

July 2, 2014
Cornelia Cho

"You Know More Latin (and Greek) Than You Think You Do: deciphering and remembering scientific names"


Cornelia Cho is our current club president and a pediatrician by profession. Scientific names are fun! And not just because of the mushroom Spongiforma squarepantsii. She'll take you on a journey through the language and the stories that will help you to become a "language detective" and remember more names because of the drama behind the stories.

You already have many associations to the scientific words embedded in your brain, for example the term 'alba' denotes what color? If you remember what the word 'albino' means, then you know.

Many of the scientists that chose names for mushrooms had associative reasons for choosing what they did. When we can go back and discover those associations, we can understand and remember more information about those mushrooms. Join us!


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The meeting will be at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.

 

 

NEWSLETTER

MCG publishes a quarterly newsletter, a great source of club information, news, events, book reviews, articles and more. View the current newsletter HERE.

MCG HAS A GOOGLE GROUP

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PREVIOUS MEETINGS

MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.

DID YOU KNOW...

At our March meeting, some people took home an Oyster mushroom fruiting bag. Oyster mushrooms are popping out from our test bags as you can see above (this bag belongs to MCG's senior advisor, Suzanne). The variety is Pleurotus sajor-caju purchased from Northwest Mycological Consultants CS-32, Batch 3011 Unit #21 This is an easy cultivation method developed by Milton Tam of the Puget Sound Mycological Society. The method is written up in the most recent issue of Fungi Magazine. Our club will be doing cultivation workshops for people to learn this process.

POISON CONTROL

In a Poison Emergency, contact:
Georgia Poison Center
Grady Health System

50 Hurt Plaza
Suite 600
P.O. Box 26066
Atlanta, GA 30303

Call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week:

In Metro-Atlanta:
404-616-9000
Outside Metro-Atlanta:
1-800-222-1222

The Mushroom Club of Georgia contacts are:

Dr. Coleman McCleneghan 
(h) 828-963-4116 
(c) 828-963-4116
email:
Boone, NC

Jay Justice
(h) 501-837-5303
email: justice@aristotle.net
Little Rock, AK