If you're a member of any of these organizations, I hope to see you there. If not, maybe this a good opportunity to think about joining one and delving more deeply into the kingdom of fungi. Becoming a member of a mycological society is the single best way to learn about edible mushrooms.
I'll be showing slides and telling stories about the hidden economy of wild mushroom harvesting, from patch to plate—the pickers, buyers, chefs, and others who make up this little known wild food chain, with its echoes of the Gold Rush and free-wheeling frontier-style capitalism.
March 2, 1:30 p.m. New Jersey Mycological Association.
Somerset County Environmental Education Center on Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, NJ.
March 4, 7:30 p.m. Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association.
Friends Purchase Meeting House, Purchase, NY.
March 5, 6:30 p.m. New York Mycological Society. New York Horticultural Society, 148 West 37th, 13th floor, Manhattan.