Fungus Fair, January 29, 2023

2023 Fungus Fair Art panel

Christopher Hobbs, PhD: Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide

Christopher Hobbs

This presentation offers an introduction, and more about their many health benefits. We will cover the transformative power of mushrooms, how they can be a nutritional powerhouse in your diet with their high levels of vitamins, minerals, high quality protein, microbiome-supporting fiber, and beneficial immune-regulating effects.

We will discuss how to choose the best and most effective products, how to make your own dried tea powders from a variety of active and well-studied species, and how to use them for prevention of infections and other health conditions, and as an anti-aging and health-promoting supplement.

Discover the top 10 most popular and well-studied species like reishi, lion's mane, chaga, shiitake, and more. Hope to see you there!

Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac., R.H. is a fourth generation, internationally known herbalist and mycologist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, public speaker, and author of over 20 books and numerous articles with over 40 years of experience.

He is the author of the recent book “Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide,” with German and English editions.

He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, the chemistry of plants and fungi, and ethnobotany. Now on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Past Fairs

The Mycological Society of San Francisco has been hosting 1 or 2 Fungus Fairs each year since 1969. Fairs have been held in San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Marin County. Historical information is available about previous Fungus Fairs: