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.

North to Alaska Foray 2018 (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 25-01, September 2018
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Join Bill and Jerri White at their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray. 

Theme for the foray, courtesy of phenomenal photographer and bon vivant Hugh Smith. It is sung to the tune of North to Alaska by Johnny Horton. Check  https://youtu.be/JSt0NEESrUA for the melody, then sing Hugh's new, improved version:

Way up North............
Way up North............

North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the rush is on.
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.

Ol' Hugh left the city, in the year of twenty ten, with
Sandi, his partner and some other mushroom friends. They
found the Kenai River, and they went where they were told. Theyfound
Cort caperatus, Lec Si Num,
and Boletes, big & bold.

Where the river is windin', Bill's Boletes we're findin',
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.

Well Hugh turned to Phil with a Bolete in his hands.
Said, "Phil, you're a lookin' at a hungry hungry man.
I'd trade all these Porcini, that are found in this here land, forsome
good ol' deep-fried chic-ken, an' a chocolate dessert, man."

Where the Kenai is windin', big Boletes they're findin',
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.
Alaska Bolete by Bradley Dunbaugh

 

Why?

Beautiful scenery, wildlife, fresh seafood and mushrooms! Edibles often found include Boletes, Gypsies, Hedgehogs, Lactarius deliciosus, and Alaska Gold, Phaeolepiota aurea. Fungal diversity can be astonishing, with some forays yielding over 200 species.

Read about our 2017 foray adventures.

2018 February General Meeting: Todd Spanier - Black Gold (by )

? WHEN: 02/21/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Chef Todd Spanier

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, Todd Spanier, owner of King of Mushrooms and founder of California Truffle Orchards LLC.

Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 02/17/2018, 12-5 pm
? WHERE: 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton
Steam train in the redwoods
This very special local foray includes a one-way steam train ride in the Redwoods and Oak forest of Bear Mountain at the Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton. The train will leave us at the top to hunt on the private property of the Roaring Camp forest. Mycologists and science advisors will be on hand to lead the foray...

2018 March General Meeting: Michael Beug - Hallucinogenic Mushrooms as Entheogens (by )

? WHEN: 03/21/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Michael Beug

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, Michael Beug is Professor Emeritus of The Evergreen State College and an award-winning photographer.  His talk is titled, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms as Entheogens - The use of Psilocybin Mushrooms in Recreation, Mental Health and Spirituality.

2018 January General Meeting: Member Panel (by )

? WHEN: 01/17/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

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 speakers.

Our program will consist of four beginner-oriented, mini-presentations about how to recognize some common local mushrooms.

UC Santa Cruz Local Foray, Saturday, 20 January 2018 (by )

There will be a local foray this coming Saturday to welcome our new members in 2018.  Everyone is invited to come out and see what treasures the recent rains have produced.  Emphasis  will be on introducing new members to the club, but experienced members are also needed to share their knowledge and camaraderie. 

 

The Foray will take place around the North (upper) part of the UC Santa Cruz campus open space...

Loch Lomond Mushroom Walk (by )

? WHEN: 01/06/2018, 11 am - 1 pm
? WHERE: 100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, CA 95018

Loch Lomond Recreation Area is hosting an interpretive forayled by a local mycology expert on January 6, 2018 from 11 AM-1 PM. We will be hiking less than two miles and identifying fungi under the instruction of our own wizard Phil Carpenter. The park entry is FREE for the event and participants will have to sign waivers...

First Friday Mushroom Art at Artisans Gallery (by Heather Troy and Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/05/2018, 5-9 pm
? WHERE: 1368 Pacific Avenue, Santa ruz, CA

Heads up, art fans! The buzz about the Fungus Fair, food and art has extended to Artisan's Gallery  Mushroom and color palette on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. The event celebrates the start of of Culinary Mushroom Week January 5th – 14th 2018.  A mushroom artist's work will be featured, accompanied by appetizers and wine.  If you haven't attended First Friday, it's a fun night of gallery hopping, sipping and munching with friends.  See you there!

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