May 2019 Monthly Meeting

On Monday, May 20, Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association members and friends were intrigued by Sam Landes’ presentation entitled The Fascinating World of Fungi. Attendees learned some startling facts about the fungi family which includes mushrooms, smut, jellies, and yeasts. A large portion of Sam’s presentation focused on mushrooms. He shared that we should be extremely careful about tasting an unidentified mushroom due to lethal varieties. Sam further cautioned his audience to never eat raw edible mushrooms; always cook them to eliminate any potentially hazardous substances. A light sauté will do the trick. The presentation was greatly enhanced by numerous items made from mushrooms, colorful display boards, and a wide variety of books. Sam Landes’ presentation was definitely fascinating and well received.