Discover the beauty and uniqueness of native mushrooms found in Colorado’s varied ecosystems. Come along with acclaimed mushroom expert Vera Evenson as she shares gorgeous photos and provides a fascinating lecture about the ecosystems involved within the world of mushrooms, as well as how our plants and fungi interact with one another in nature. Unearth how ancient, enduring interactions are absolutely essential for the health of our plants, our ecosystems and our planet.
Vera has been the curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens since 1990. In the summer she collects mushrooms for the herbarium, works with the Colorado Mycological Society and teaches field courses at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Her 1997 book, “Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains,” was awarded the Gold Prize in Design by the Independent Publishers of Colorado. Her new book, “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming,” was published in 2015.
6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)
7 p.m. Program and lecture
8:30 p.m. Book signing by author
All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!
Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no identification required.