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UPCOMING MEETINGS

November 5, 2014
Tom Volk

"Good/Bad/Not So Attractive: Fungi in the forest that are good (e.g. mycorrhizae) bad (pathogens) and ugly (intermixed)"

We are pleased to have Tom Volk, Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, as our November featured speaker. His internet web page, Tom Volk's Fungi has a popular "Fungus of the Month" feature, and an extensive introduction to the Kingdom Fungi. Besides dabbling in mushroom cultivation, Tom has worked on the genera Morchella (morels), Cantharellus (chanterelles), Hydnellum (a tooth fungus), Armillaria (honey mushrooms) and Laetiporus (chicken of the woods, or sulfur shelf), as well as several medical mycology projects, prairie mycorrhizae, mycoprospecting, and fungi involved in coal formation. He also has conducted fungal biodiversity studies in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, and Israel. Having lectured in 35 states so far, Tom is a popular speaker at many amateur and professional mycological events throughout North America, including many NAMA and NEMF forays. Read more about Tom's extraordinary list of publications and experience here.


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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.

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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