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Start Mushrooming: The Easiest Way to Start Collecting 6 Edible Mushrooms Paperback – May 6, 1993
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About the Author
Karen has been a published author since 1991. She has authored, co-authored and contributed to a dozen books. Her other books include the Nature's Yucky series from Mountain Press; Nature's Yucky: Gross Stuff that Helps Nature Work, Nature's Yucky: Animals of the Desert Southwest and the forthcoming Nature's Yucky: Animals of the Eastern Region. Under her former name of Shanberg, she published books with Stan Tekiela for Adventure Publications, including Plantworks and Start Mushrooming. Wild edible harvesting and cooking remains a passion of Karen's, and she conducts wild edible cooking demonstrations at co-ops and festivals. Karen is also a poet and self published a book entitled Watering Rainbows: Poems of Proud Progressive. Her poem "Think Like a Tree" was selected to be published and to become a chapter title in US Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman's book The Tree that Time Built. Karen has been the director of the City of Richfield's Wood Lake Nature Center since 1991, where she first met Senator Wellstone when he came to her first Earth day program. She is currently on the Advisory Board of World Population Balance and gives talks on overpopulation and its effect on environmental and social justice issues. Feel free to contact her for readings or talks at Ecoyenta@aol.com.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some colour photographs of the 6 mushrooms that the reader is advised to start with. Where and when these mushrooms can be found is given, as well as some good advice, like wear long pants and watch for poison ivy. Safety tips are listed, such as having 2 baskets for those mushrooms you are sure of and others that one might want to look at more carefully, therefore avoiding contamination of the sure safe ones.
Characteristics of common poisonous mushrooms are explained, as well as how the sometimes safe puffball is confused with it. Recipes are provided and differing storage methods.
This is an excellent book for beginning mushroom hunters and will provide a surprise at how easily some of them are found.
POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I buy multiple copies of this book to give to my friends who ask me to "teach them how to pick mushrooms". A great beginners book on a wonderful pastime.Published 20 months ago by John C. Kretzschmar