[click "Play" for Susan's interview with Gary Lincoff]
The Telluride Mushroom Festival, Thursday, August 26 – Sunday, August 29, bills itself as the nation’s “oldest mycological conference exploring all things fungal.” Which is saying a tasty mouthful since fungi have been around for a very long time. A lot longer than people, perhaps 500 million years. (The earliest known picture of a mushroom was found on a wall painting in the ruins of Pompeii.)
One way to avoid risk (though minimal in this part of the world) is to go on a foray with someone like Gary Lincoff. Lincoff chaired the Telluride Mushroom Festival for 25 years (1980-2004). He returns this year as the keynote speaker.
Lincoff’s permanent professional home is the New York Botanical Garden, where he has taught plant and mushroom studies since the 1970s. He is author or co-author on a wide variety of books about mushrooms, including “The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms” and more to the point about which shrooms to avoid, “Toxic and Hallucinogenic Mushroom Poisoning.”
At the Telluride Mushroom Festival Lincoff is exploring the topic, “”A Mushwomb with a View: How the Marginalized became the Matrix.” He is also leading identification slide shows and ID workshops. Lincoff’s new book, “The Complete Mushroom Hunter,” is available at the Festival.
To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Gary Lincoff’s interview.