Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
In this workshop renowned mycologist Gary Lincoff, author of several books on mushrooms (including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms), who teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden and was featured in the award-winning documentary, Know Your Mushrooms, will show us how a variety of fungal species can be used to clean up the environment and to radically boost our health and wellbeing.
The material covered will include: a basic primer on mushrooms-their biology, life-cycle, varieties, etc.; how to find, identify and grow them; how they are being used to clean up some toxins in the environment; and how to add specific health-promoting medicinal and culinary mushrooms to our diets to enhance the functioning of the body’s organs and nervous, digestive and endocrine systems; fight inflammation; boost mental and athletic performance; and help combat many illnesses. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a leading expert on how to use mushrooms to improve your life.
Note: An afternoon excursion to Chinatown will be included in this workshop to introduce you to medicinal mushrooms.. You will travel from the Open Center downtown to a Chinese restaurant for lunch ($12) where they offer medicinal mushrooms in their menu dishes, then you will be shown where you can buy medicinal mushrooms in Chinatown. Plan to either take a cab (approx $10) or go by subway. You will then return to the Open Center to complete the workshop. (approx. excursion expense $25)
A Full Day Workshop
Sunday, June 4, 10-5:30 pm
Members $130/ Nonmembers $145
New York Open Center
Gary Lincoff is the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays around the world, and he is a featured “myco-visionary” in the award-winning documentary Know Your Mushrooms.The New York Times front page Saturday, October 22, 2011; also online on the NYT Cityroom blog: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/gary-lincoff/.