The dark and mysterious world of mushrooms will be the topic for Rye Driftwood Garden Club’s November speaker’s program. The program starts at 10 am, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye NH.
Stephanie Doyle of the New Hampshire Mushroom Company will explore the fascinating business of growing mushrooms and the important role mushrooms play in the environment and our gardens. From medicine to alcoholic beverages, to the grocery store and the woods, mushrooms are part of our lives on a daily basis without us even realizing they are there.
Ms. Doyle has a degree from the University of West Florida in Environmental Studies and has been working for the New Hampshire Mushroom Company for over two years. She has been foraging and studying wild mushrooms for 10 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge about all things mushroom. New Hampshire Mushroom Company, located in Tamworth, NH, opened in 2012 and has quickly grown into a major supplier of fungi to many restaurants and farmer’s markets in northern New England. What started as an operation growing about 150 pounds of fungi six years ago has now mushroomed into a business producing about 1,000 pounds per week.
The public is invited to attend this unusual presentation. Non-club members are welcome for a suggested donation of $5. Before the presentation, the Club has an enjoyable coffee half hour at 9:30 which is a great opportunity to get to know the RDGC members. For more information, visit the RDGC website at: www.ryenhgardenclub.org.