2013 Telluride Mushroom Fest: "Fungi As Medicine"

Shroomfest BannerTelluride Mushroom Festival and The Telluride Institute are proud to present the 32nd annual Telluride Mushroom Festival, Thursday, August 15- Sunday, August 18, 2013. This year’s festival is focused on the use of fungi as medicine for the environment and for people.

For 32 years, the Telluride Mushroom Festival has offered a forum for intellectual exploration of the role mushrooms play on Earth. Telluride Mushroom Festival has become America’s most respected celebration of all things mycological. TMF offers something for everyone, from guided forays in the mountains of Southern Colorado to presentations on cultivation, remediation, and the cultural impact of mushrooms, to delightful culinary experiences hosted by local eateries and nationally renowned chefs.

This year’s theme, Fungi as Medicine, will provide the perfect context in which to understand all the amazing aspects of mycology: food, medicine, mycoremediation, and production.

“The theme will allow us to strengthen the cross-disciplinary approach for which Telluride Mushroom Festival is known, enabling people to better understand the interactions of fungi in our world” said festival director Scott Koch.”The festival will raise awareness about the role of mushrooms in healing the environment and in treating conditions of the human body and mind.”

Telluride Mushroom Festival’s 2013 keynote speaker is Gary Lincoff, an author, botanist, and mycologist whose innovative ideas have made him a mycology icon. Other popular speakers include Tradd Cotter, author, cultivator, and myco-remediation instructor; Robert Rogers, expert on Fungal Medicine in Indigenous Cultures and author of “Fungal Pharmacy”; Christopher Hobbs, herbalist, author, and fungal medicine specialist.

Special culinary events will be hosted by German Mosquera of Cinq in Austin, TX; Lisa Dahl of Dahl and DiLuca in Sedona AZ; and local Chef Blakely Stein of Lady Love Food.

Full passes are currently on sale for $160 each, available online at shroomfest.com and by mail at Shroomfest 2013 c/o Telluride Institute, P.O. Box 1770, Telluride CO, 81435.

For festival information, please go to www.shroomfest.com or email logistics@shroomfest.com

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