Fungi Talk hosted by the Takoma Hort Club
August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Takoma Horticultural Club invites you to:
Fungi: The Gardener’s BFF
Wednesday, August 15 7:30 pm
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Have you ever seen mushrooms popping up in your garden and wondered: “What is that? What is it doing to my plants?” During this talk we will explore the magical world of fungi, their functions, and how they are changing things in your garden. Come and learn about plant-fungi relationships and see the underground world like you have never seen it before. Learn some of the common species in the state of Maryland, and get a chance to taste a local edible species of mushrooms!
As School Programs Manager at Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) in Chevy Chase and Co-Chair of Naturally Latinos, Serenella Linares is dedicated to sparking nature curiosity and nature stewardship through environmental education. She is known around ANS for being an expert in mycology (mushroom knowledge) and making learning fun for children and adults.
Serenella holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, a Master’s degree in atmospheric science from Howard University, and graduate training in mycology from University of Maryland. When she is not teaching, she explores urban natural areas, photographs plants, insects, and fungi, and participates in citizen science projects.
This event is free and open to the public.
Wear a recycled or home-made nametag.
BRING a snack to share.
You are welcome to join the club or renew your membership by bringing a $12 check. Membership forms can be found on our website: www.takomahort.org/membership