Spring is morel season, and Greg A. Marley in his book Chanterelle Dreams, Amanta Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms, gets us primed for mushroom hunting with Clyde Christensen’s Foolproof Four: mushrooms that are easy to identify and have no look alikes. The first of these is morels (Morchella), the second puffballs (Calvatia, Lycoperdon), then the sulphur mushroom (Polyporus sulphureus) and shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus) is the fourth. Marley gives a personal account of his mushroom walks, favorite ways to cook and store each mushroom, time of year to look for them, the sort of weather they like as well as which environment they prefer or which trees they grow in symbiosis with.
April 17th, 2010
The 17th of April is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. On April 17 1997, after three months of protest for the defence of Mother Earth and for the cultivation of the coca leaf in Bolivia, seven indigenous peasants, including a child and its mother, were massacred. Today is the day, around ...