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Save-the-Date: Mushroom Fair, Feb 16th, 2014

The San Diego Mycological Society 16th Annual Mushroom Fair will be held on Feb 16th from 10:30am-3:30pm.  More details will be posted closer to the date. We have several exciting guest presenters in the works.  We will have Alyssa Allen presenting a demonstration of  “Mycopigments” (Mushroom Dyes); Distinguished Professor Elio Schaechter presenting “Mushrooms Through the Ages,” and award-winning photographer Noah Siegel presenting “Mushrooms of California,” as well as a mushroom cooking demonstration.

Dec 2nd Meeting: Holiday Potluck & White Elephant Exchange, 6:30PM

Our December 2nd, 2013 meeting with be a potluck dinner and white elephant gift exchange.  The dinner will start at 6:30 PM in Room 101, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park.  Please bring a cooked or cold dish and your own beverage. (Note: there will be no kitchen access)  The club will provide plates, cups, napkins, and utensils, but feel free to bring your own. For those that want to …

Nov. 4th Meeting – Monday 6:30

Our Speaker for our November 4th meeting will be Bob Cummings. The meeting will be hosted in Room 101, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park. His talk is titled “Red Amanitas, Black Trumpets, & White Porcini, Mushroom Hunting in Santa Barbara.” He is going to meet us at the Blue Water Grill at 5 PM on the 4th as well as come to our member foray. Foray announcement will be …

Jean Leighton

Longtime SDMS member Jean Leighton passed away New Year’s Eve. She was 86. Jean was well known for her company, Impact Decorating, in which she used creativity and artistry to furnish decorations for conventions, businesses, events and parties. Jean ran Impact Decorating for more than 30 years. Jean was very active and athletic, biking long distances and swimming in La Jolla, Ocean Beach, and San Diego Bay off Kellogg Street. …

April 1st Member Meeting

Our April meeting is April 1st (no fooling) in Room 101 in the Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park at 6:30. Our speaker is Mr. Shadi Hajjar who will be talking on the Production and Storage of Truffles. Mr. Hajjar is a native of Lebanon and has a B.S. in Agriculture from the American University in Beirut and a M.S. in Horticultural Quality Management from the International Center for Advanced …