Welcome back, Fungi Friends and Mycophiles! I hope this message finds you all in good health. We hope you are safe and navigating our new realities with as much grace and wisdom as you can muster. We are thinking of you!
It has been a long hiatus from our regular meetings, and I trust that this time has afforded you more opportunities to forage, identify, cultivate, create, and cook with mushrooms.
Although this year has been a difficult one, the board is excited to bring you a season of meetings and classes (virtual, of course) that will include lectures, bio-blitzes, mushroom identification, art classes, cultivation classes, and cooking demonstrations. Our goal is to bring you edutaining content, where you can learn and be entertained at the same time.
The first bit of good news is that we will resume our Monthly Monday Meetings the first Monday of every month at 7pm PST starting NOVEMBER 2 with the famed Alan Rockefeller. Classes and workshops will be spread out throughout the coming months.
Please join us to be part of these fun and educational activities. Your input is valuable, and we would like to encourage you to participate, lead, teach, organize, or mentor a mushroom topic in the coming months. If you feel you have the drive and energy to do so, please contact me here to schedule an engaging event. We will also be hosting elections for the MYCO-BOARD in November. More details to follow.
Some of you are eager to start exploring the realms of the mushroom world so here are a few suggestions on where to begin. Since most Mycological Societies are holding meetings on-line, you can join some of their meetings as well! A great resource to find out about other mushroom clubs is through following and becoming a member of the North American Mycological Society (NAMA) http://namyco.org/join.php
Other Upcoming (nonSDMS) Mushroom October Events:
>>>>>> Join other Mycophiles for a virtual showing of “Fungi Film Fest” for 3.5 hours of short Fungi films https://www.fungifilmfest.com/. There are still 4 slot times to watch it. Just register for the time frame that works for you. There is also a game to play with your fungal friends “FUNGO” : Bingo game for up to 7 players as you watch the films.
>>>>>> THIS SUNDAY OCT 25 The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) and Mount Pisgah Arboretum, located in Eugene, Oregon would like to invite your members to a Virtual Mushroom Festival. On Sunday October 25th, there will be 8 hours of mushroom-centric programming streamed to viewers, including presentations from leading experts in the field of mycology, mushroom cooking demos, mushroom forays, live Q&A with experts, music, an iNaturalist Mycolblitz, and so much more ~ all for free!
What: Mount Pisgah Arboretum with Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Community College present the 2020 Virtual Mushroom Show!
When: Sunday, October 25th, from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Check out all streaming locations on thier website at https://mountpisgaharboretum.com/virtual-mushroom-festival/
The fungi are here to heal the planet and its beautiful inhabitants, so come be a part of our mycelial network here in San Diego. We are so excited to see all of our lovely fungal friends. See you on Monday!
San Diego Mycological Society
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