2018 November General Meeting: Taylor Lockwood — Taylor's Last Tour? (by )

? WHEN: 11/20/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Taylor Lockwood

NOTE: MEETING IS ON TUESDAY, RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY, DUE TO THANKSGIVING

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House. This month's speaker will be Taylor Lockwood, internationally renowned mushroom photographer...

2018 Casa Nostra Wild Mushroom Dinner (by )

? WHEN: 11/13/2018
? WHERE: 9217 State Route 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Basket of Chanterelle mushrooms

The FFSC Culinary Committee is happy to announce a fungal feast to start off the new season. Thanks to Tatyana Rekow for organizing this delicious treat! We’re planning a family-style dinner for FFSC members at Casa Nostra in Ben Lomond. Sorry, details and registration are limited to current FFSC members! Members can purchase a guest ticket for the same price.

2018 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 07-09, December 2018
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the Saturday night potluck. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.  This year, our guest speaker will be Noah Seigel for Saturday night.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from the Jackson Demonstration Forest, and 60 miles from Salt Point in the valley of an old lumber camp on the Albion River, it has welcomed students and visitors with its rustic charm since 1947. The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is owned and operated by Pacific Union College and offers an ideal base from which to foray in the nearby Jackson Demonstration Forest.  The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   Go here to get your Jackson Demostration Permit.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center features heated private cabins with private baths and a lovely dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The center serves as our foray base and we utilize the kitchen for meals and our famous Saturday night potluck. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

Morel Fever (by )

Morel Madness

Morel Season!

My palms are sweating; I swear it.   It started mid April when my mushroom social media started appearing with posts of morels and morel related dishes.   The season starts on the east coast and moves slowly to the West.   

Beautiful posting of morels in midwest and some even from Europe begins haunting my video streams...

2018 May General Meeting: Catharine A. Adams - Chemical ecology of the death cap mushroom (by )

? WHEN: 05/16/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Catharine A. Adams

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Catharine A. Adams.   She will be presenting "Chemical ecology of the death cap mushroom."  

Pipi is on the "books" (by )

Bad News - Pipi has been cancelled.

Pipi is our most informal  long distance club foray in the Serrias.  It is a member's only foray.

The only scheduled part of this foray is  our Saturday Potluck where everyone who is attending shows up at a designated campsite and brings food and drinks to share.   Wild hunting stories are told around the campfire where often the bounty of the days hunting is found...

2018 Suds & Shrooms Picnic (by )

? WHEN: 05/19/2018, 11 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Scotts Valley - details in Members area of article

Mushroom beer mug The Central Coast Zymergeeks and the Fungus Federation are sponsoring our annual Suds and ‘Shrooms Potluck Picnic.

This is a great time to gather, enjoy the season and the usual array of great food that our excellent FFSC cooks provide...

 

2018 Mycopigments: Exploring Mushroom Dyes of the Redwood Coast with Alissa Allen (by )

? WHEN: 04/21/2018, 10 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Boulder Creek Community Center, 13333 Middleton Ave., Boulder Creek, CA
A rainbow of mushroom-dyed yarn

Join the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and Mycopigments for a day exploring the full spectrum of permanent color found in the mushrooms and lichens of Northern California. We will extract dye from 10 or more species of mushrooms and lichens, creating a palette of over 20 colors!

All supplies provided: You needn’t bring any supplies to class; wool samples and silk scarves will be provided. You will receive a complimentary silk scarf to practice a demonstrated dye resist technique.

Take home: In this class you will learn about mushroom safety, identification basics, and habitats. You will also learn about the importance of ethical harvest, especially pertaining to lichen dyes. At the end of the day you will take home a detailed recipe card, showcasing a rainbow of samples dyed in class; a beautiful hand dyed scarf; a procedural handout to guide your future exploration, and a customized guide to the best local dye fungi.

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