CMS Meeting: Mayan-Mycology in Guatemala and IWEMM7: March 13, 2014

Speaker David Pilz

Speaker David Pilz

Dave is a consultant and writer through the auspices of his business, PilzWald – Forestry Applications of Mycology. He was formerly a Forest Mycologist with the Department of Forest Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, where he conducted research on harvested forest fungi, with an emphasis on compatible production of edible mushrooms in forests managed for timber and other amenities. This research focus evolved from 9 years of research with the Pacific Northwest Research Station (USDA-Forest Service) on the Productivity and Sustainable Harvest of Edible Forest Mushrooms.

In July, David had the opportunity to attend an interesting workshop on edible mycorrhizal fungi in Guatemala and tour the country afterwards with fellow mycologists. He will recount stories of the adventure with colorful images for illustration. Join him for tales and discussion of the ancient mushroom traditions of the indigenous Maya.

  • WHEN: March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
  • WHERE: Lane Community College, Room 115, Science Building #16, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405

This presentation is free and open to the public. CMS t-shirts and mycologically correct earrings of actual mushroom species will be available for purchase to help support Cascade Mycological Society’s non-profit endeavors.

Dave Pilz was CMS’ invited speaker for December 2013. His presentation was cancelled due to the snowstorm and has been rescheduled for March 2014.

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