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The Vancouver Mycological Society's 34rd Annual MUSHROOM SHOW

When: October 27, 2013 Sunday

When: 11am – 4pm

Where: Vandusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, West 37th and Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Why: Fungal Fun!  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!

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How: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible.

Parking free.

The Vancouver Mycological Society's 33rd Annual MUSHROOM SHOW

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!

Who:            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.vanmyco.com

How:            Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible.

Parking free.

Mushroom farming changes lives

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.

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Man on mushrooms claims to be God, withstands 2 taser blasts

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.

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Workshop on growing mushrooms offered

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.

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