NOVEMBER 6, 2013
"Fungi on Wood: Fungal Explorations and Ethnomycology"
Our speaker for November is Robert A. Blanchette, a professor of forest pathology at the University of Minnesota. Robert's interests and research involve tree defense mechanisms, deterioration processes of wood, biotechnological uses of forest fungi, biological control of forest pathogens, and the conservation of archaeological wood and wood of historic value. His projects involve novel, interdisciplinary approaches to solving tree disease problems and understanding the biology and ecology of forest microbes. For our next meeting in November, Robert will also disucss the uses of forest fungi by Native Americans.
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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.
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DID YOU KNOW...
Many Mushroom species can be used to dye fabric virtually any color of the rainbow, whether fresh, dried or even rotten! In fact, over-mature specimens can often release more pigment than fresh ones. Colorfastness has been established and is usually better than for other natural dye sources, making mushroom dyeing not only a visual delight but a practical one as well.
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