All About Chaga, a Medicinal Mushroom

Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

North Park Village Nature Center

5801 North Pulaski Road

Chicago, 

IL 

60646

Presenter

Culinary Historians of Chicago
847-432-8255

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Join mycologist and FUNGI Magazine editor Britt Bunyard for an exciting talk on the most up-to-date discoveries and uses of Chaga. Inonotus obliquus--chaga--is currently the "it" fungus. It has been used in Russian folk medicine since at least the 16th century.
 
Topics will include:
-Harvesting chaga responsibly
-The sex life of the fungus
-Proper identification and avoiding poisonous look-alikes
 
Britt's visit will be a very special treat for mycophiles who don't already know Bunyard's unique perspective and big personality. For more information about Britt Bunyard and Fungi Magazine, visit http://www.fungimag.com/.
 
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