Specialists will be on hand to demonstrate growing techniques, to speak about the nutritional and medicinal qualities of mushrooms and the identification of edible and poisonous wild mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms will be on sale at the festival. 

3:15 pm "All About Mushrooms Videos" 

Guelph Outdoor School Video Presentation on Mushrooms.

With a clinical focus on anti-aging and family health, Jennifer employs naturopathic medical therapies to
optimize health.  She has lectured internationally, written for a medical textbook and founded a free clinic
in Vancouver while participating in alternative medical research nationally.  As teaching is her passion,
Jennifer has acted as an Assistant Professor and Clinic Faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic
Medicine and was the head supervisor at the Anishnawbe Native Health clinic in Toronto.  Currently
Jennifer enjoys a dynamic and active family practice in Downtown Guelph.


PRESENTATIONS - ALL ABOUT MUSHROOMS 

ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015





Intermittently, throughout the day:  Short Video Presentations on Mushrooms

Also, throughout the day, starting at 10:30 pm and between the live speakers, we will be showing cutting-edge TED talks which highlight emerging uses of mushrooms for a world in crisis.  Come to the sanctuary to rest and learn something new!

A locally produced video will be repeated several times throughout the day: “Fire Lighting with Mushrooms” Video demonstration by Jeremy Allen of Guelph Outdoor School (see Guelph Outdoor School booth as well) Video by Rockwood’s Colin Smith.  www.theguelphoutdoorschool.com/


Live Presentations on Mushrooms

11:30 am 
“Medicinal Mushrooms: The Ancient Fountain of Youth”
                  Presentation by Dr. Jenn Hillier, naturopath -  www.GuelphNaturopathicDoctor.com

With a clinical focus on anti-aging and family health, Jennifer employs naturopathic medical therapies to

optimize health.  She has lectured internationally, written for a medical textbook and founded a free clinic

in Vancouver while participating in alternative medical research nationally.  As teaching is her passion,

Jennifer has acted as an Assistant Professor and Clinic Faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic

Medicine and was the head supervisor at the Anishnawbe Native Health clinic in Toronto.  Currently

Jennifer enjoys a dynamic and active family practice in Downtown Guelph.


12:15 am
“The Fantastical Joys of Forest-grown Shiitakes”
                 Presentation by Ahren Hughes, Blackshire Gardens, Neustadt, Ontario -  www.blackshiregardens.com

We’ve been growing shiitake mushrooms on logs for over 10 years, and it’s certainly a labour of love.  Growing mushrooms on logs is fairly labour-intensive because of the amount of handling required when fruiting the logs.  In the end, what makes all the labour worthwhile is the quality of the mushrooms.  The taste is far superior to that of shiitakes grown indoors on sawdust blocks.  These mushrooms are also fantastically healthful.  Grown on hardwood and touched by dappled sunlight, they are a great source of essential minerals, especially selenium, copper and potassium–important for immune system function and the production of antioxidants.  

 

















1:00 pm “Decomposers & Mushrooms”
               Presentation by Greg Meredith, Senior Resource Interpreter, Guelph Lake Nature Centre (GRCA) - www.grandriver.ca

The largest living thing on Earth is a humongous fungus! -  Join Greg Meredith from the Guelph Lake Nature Centre as he will do a brief slideshow with some surprising facts about mushrooms. We'll discuss what mushrooms are, their role in nature and the ethics about collecting them and eating any edible wild foods.











1:45 pm “Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature's Answer to the Cancer Pandemic”
                Presentation by Dr. Jenn Hillier, naturopath - www.GuelphNaturopathicDoctor.com