Mushrooms have been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for over 2000 years. Western science is finally starting to study medicinal mushrooms and their potential for promoting health and healing. Come and learn about these amazing mushrooms, that may become the medicines of the future. We will explore the history of these mushrooms and examine the evidence for their use as immune system enhancers, cancer treatment, memory improvement and more.
Many medicinal mushrooms grow wild in Minnesota. We will discuss how to identify these mushrooms, where to find them, and how to prepare them. The instructor will bring in specimens of some of some medicinal mushrooms for hands-on examination.
Ron is a past president of the Minnesota Mycological Society, having served four years in that position. He was an editor of the MMS newsletter, “The Toadstool Review.” Ron is an amateur mycologist, who has been studying and enjoying mushrooms for over 25 years. Mushroom cultivation is one of his special interests. Ron was Chair of the Cultivation Committee of the North American Mycological Association. He has given many presentations and workshops on mushrooms at nature centers, museums, schools, and garden clubs. He was a recipient of The Harry and Elsie Knighton Service Award by the North American Mycological Association.