Monthly Meeting – October

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Joe Foye, a local self taught mycologist will speak about fungi and mushrooms. Joe learned to forage at an early age by spending summers with his grandparents in New Hampshire. He learned, early on, that fungi and mushrooms can be a bountiful source of foraged food. He then learned how to cultivate mushrooms and eventually started a business, E. B. Fungi, providing hobbyist mushroom growers with the supplies and expertise required to successfully grow mushrooms at home. His focus is on getting anyone who is interested started on the path to growing their own mushrooms and has given workshops on the subject at the Soule Homestead in Middleborough. Joe is also familiar with the work of Paul Stammets using fungal extracts with anti-viral properties to boost the immune systems of bees and combat the viruses that are vectored by varroa mites. He is currently experimenting with another fungus that may be able to kill varroa mites without harming bees. Joe’s talk will cover the basics of mushroom foraging and cultivation. He will also talk about the subject of using fungal treatments to combat varroa mites. Joe’s talk comes right at a time when there has recently been a lot of press about using fungi and mushrooms in the fight against varroa. It will be an interesting presentation.

Hanson Clubhouse ~ Map -> 228 High St, Hanson, MA