Thursday March 7, 2019
The Healing Power of Mushrooms
@ Kaleidoscope Collective 936 Exchange St
Join Smugtown Mushrooms for an evening of immersion in to the healing power of mushrooms.
Explore the deep history humans have with medicinal mushrooms & their power to heal. Identifying uses, and ways to prepare them. We will demonstrate the vast options and diversity of properties within just a handful of selected varieties. The most common and popular we will look at & work with is the Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom, the legendary ‘Mushroom of Immortality.’
Reishi is being put into everything from coffee to soaps to cosmetics. Journey through other divine healing heroes of the forest, the Turkey Tail mushroom, Lions Mane mushroom, & the common culinary mushroom, the Shiitake. Learn about how each of these mushrooms exists in nature, how we can cultivate a working relationship with them in our health regimens and of course keep them sacred and wild where they deserve to remain. Raising awareness of the growing market for these healers and what it means for us to do our part to grow our own, and explore the ethics of this huge growing industry.
-Learn the basic lifecycle and biology of mushrooms and their Fungal relatives.
-Learn how mushrooms exist in nature to better understand how they grow, and how we can apply these methods to our lives, agriculture, health regimens and more.
-Journey through a few varieties of medicinal mushrooms that are commonly used in modern alternative treatment.
-We talk about ways we can prepare and use these medicinals for both food and/or medicine.
-Tastings of long brewed Chaga tea and freshly extracted homegrown Reishi tea.