While our meetings and most of our walks are open to the public, there are definite benefits to joining the Mushroom Club of Georgia and renewing yearly.
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September 7th, 2016
"Historic Spalted Work"
For over five hundred years, soft-rot decay fungi have been utilized in classic wood art. Journey across time, cultures, and technique as we trace the evolution of 'spalted' wood from a misunderstood magic, to a closely-guarded guild secret, to a science that might one day help us remove our dependence on fossil fuels. Equal parts fungal biology, art, history, and wood craft, the vivid colors and understandable chemistry should appeal to the broadest of audiences.
Sara Robinson is a professor of wood anatomy at Oregon State University. She is also an artist; her interests lay in wood aesthetics and the concept of parergonal aesthetics. She likes pretty colors and aggressive sports - and plays a lot of roller derby.
As always, try to come around 6:30 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!
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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...
Mushrooms have religious importance in many cultures, including the North American Indians. The Blackfoot Indians believed puffballs were stars that fell to Earth.
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