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Keweenaw Garden Club: For the Love of Mushrooms

Posted on April 30, 2018 – 5:53 pm

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Keweenaw Garden Club for a two part presentation learning about wild mushrooms on Monday, May 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


“The Beautiful and Mysterious World of Wild Mushrooms” will be presented by Dana Richter.

Richter uses mushrooms in wood decay tests at Michigan Technological University’s School of Forestry, where he has been a researcher for many years. He will discuss edible and poisonous mushrooms and show examples of each.


Retired Michigan Tech professor Jim Pickens will also present “If You Cannot Tell the Safe Ones from the Bad Ones, Grow Your Own.” Pickens will discuss how to grow edible mushrooms with an emphasis on growing shiitake mushrooms.


The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the third Monday of each month September through May. Those who are interested in learning more about the club can visit


Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.



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