Month: March 2015

What is all the fuss about truffles? Dr. Dan Luoma will tell us on March 14!

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Dr. Dan Luoma
Central Oregon Mushroom Club is excited to sponsor a talk by Dr. Daniel Luoma on “Truffle Diversity and Ecology in the Pacific Northwest” at our March meeting, March 14, 6 PM, at the Rosie Bareis Community Campus, 1010 NW 14th, Bend.    
Dr. Luoma is a mycologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He specializes in fungi that are in relationship with living plants and trees (especially truffles) and focuses on their biology and their importance in forest systems. He will answer questions like “what is a truffle” and will touch on culinary uses and cultivation. 
Before Dr. Luoma’s talk, Mia MacCollin, an active COMC Board member, will give a truffle-dog demonstration with her dog and the best “student” from her recent truffle-dog training session in Tumalo. 
The talk is free to all Central Oregon Mushroom Club members and $5 for all others.  
If you would like to join our new mushroom club, please contact Paul Pinson (paulpinson42@gmail.com) for membership info and registration. You can also sign up to become a member at the talk on March 14.  
Stay tuned for COMC’s April meeting where active member, Laurence Boomer, will present a talk on how to find morels.