Mushroom Madman Mandie Quark is a mycologist admirably following her dreams. She and her boyfriend/research partner moved to western North Carolina with a goal of collecting and cataloging rare fungal species. This is a fun and informative conversation about the science of mycology, mushroom foraging, and how to stay upbeat and creative in 2020. Conversation Starts @ 03:25
“Why should you take a madman seriously”?
Mandie is trained as a research scientist, and a grant writer. She has a Masters in Biochemistry and a Bachelors in Chemistry, and she is certified by the state of North Carolina Department of Health and licensed to safely pick, identify, and sell wild foraged mushrooms in seven mid-atlantic states. Mandie has also been a keynote speaker and teacher at many mycology festivals and mushroom related events across the country.
Now, with that entire history of achievements, Mandie decided to leave it all behind so that she could pursue life as a mycologist. The work that she and her research partner perform will help make this world a better place by discovering new mushrooms that could potentially help scientists direct the mechanisms of medicine and ecological healing, which many other fungi hold. If you would like to support Mandie and her mycological research, go to mushroommadman.com where you can either directly donate or purchase her exclusive one-of-a-kind mushroom photographs.
I am so thankful for this opportunity to have spoken with Mandie and to share with you the conversation that we had. I hope you enjoy!
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