Past Meetup

Special Event-"Tibet: Mushroom Paradise" with Daniel Winkler-Note new location!

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NOTE: This event will be the first monthly lecture held at our NEW MEETING VENUE at Kendall College. Parking is available in the college lot on the right (north) of the college on N. North Branch Street. Additional information about the location is included below the description of the talk.

The IMA is pleased to welcome Daniel Winkler as the guest speaker for May 2014.

Daniel is the author of "Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California" (Harbour Publishing 2011/2012). He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for 18 years in the PNW, where he is an active member of PSMS and works as a mushroom educator and guide.

Daniel trained as a geographer and ecologist and works as a researcher and NGO consultant on environmental issues of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas []. Working in Tibet, Daniel realized that Tibet’s diverse mushroom industry plays a crucial role in rural Tibet and thus has been researching Tibet’s ethno-mycology for 15 years and published widely on the subject, especially on Cordyceps sinensis, but also on matsutake and morels.

With his travel agency MushRoaming LLC he is annually organizing and leading several mushroom focused eco-tours to Tibet and South America [].

LOCATION DETAILS: Kendall College- School of Culinary Arts
900 N. Branch Street, Chicago, IL 60642
(Located just north of W. Chicago Ave. at Halsted St.)

• There is free parking on the north side of the school. This is very close to the main entrance. Please do not park in the small lot directly in front of the school.
• You will pass security as you enter the building. • Our meeting room may be subject to change. Please ask about the room number as you enter.