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- Created on Thursday, 04 October 2012 22:08
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What: The Vancouver Mycological Society's 33rd Annual MUSHROOM SHOW
When: October 28, 2012 Sunday
When: 11am – 4pm
Where: Vandusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, 5251 Oak St (West 37th & Oak Street), Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6M 4H1
Why: Mushrooms are Everywhere! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, speakers, slide shows, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification!
How: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible.
- Created on Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:15
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NALANDA: Not very long ago, women here had a miserable life, but courtesy mushroom farming a large many of them are now an economically empowered lot. Earlier dependent on small sums sent home by their husbands from Punjab and other states, they are now in a position to provide their children better education.
"Mushroom cultivation has changed my life. Now, I earn about Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per month," Manju Devi of Taznipur village told TOI. She has now called her husband back from Ludhiana. He now helps her in mushroom cultivation and the couple manages to earn a handsome amount.
- Created on Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:14
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COLORADO SPRINGS -- A man who claimed to be God fought through two taser blasts before officers tackled and arrested him Thursday morning.
Colorado Springs police say 21-year-old Jorelle Antivo charged officers in the hallway at an apartment building in the central part of the city at about 3:40 a.m.
Police had been called to the Residence at Austin Bluffs, an apartment complex near Austin Bluffs Pkwy and N. Academy Blvd., to investigate a report of a burglary.
That's when they found the Antivo, who investigators say admitted to smoking psilocybin mushrooms, also known as "magic mushrooms," a hallucinogenic drug with similar effects to LSD.
- Created on Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:12
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Local gardeners are discovering a crop that does its best work in damp, shady conditions.
Watauga Cooperative Extension Service agent Richard Boylan said that even after more than seven years of offering workshops in the area, the extension service still gets requests for more information on shiitake mushrooms.
While many producers grow mushrooms for home use, it's also become a commodity at local farmers' markets, selling for between $10 and $20 a pound.
- Created on Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:10
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Though winter salt’s effects on the city are numerous — de-iced sidewalks, salt-splotched cars, canines sporting booties or cradled in the protective arms of owners — less immediately obvious is the impact on the natural environment, including the fungi underfoot. One byproduct of road salt may be the surprise appearance of autumn Agaricus bernardii, a relative of the white button mushroom found in supermarkets, long after all the snow and ice of the previous winter has melted.
Last October, I found several curious Agaricus specimens, with pinkish-beige, heavily cracked caps that were as large as my outspread hand, growing along an inner road at my college campus on Staten Island. As the Agaricus genus includes many poisonous species, I collected several samples over the course of the month to show senior members of the New York Mycological Society.