Face it: you can learn a bit about mushrooming by coming to the Fungus Fair, sitting in on a few general meetings, and studying on your own. Or you can take it up a notch and gain a lot of knowledge by participating with a group of experienced foragers. Have fun, learn and be safe! Joining FFSC is a bargain at $20 for new members and for yearly renewals.
Expand your knowledge! Monthly meetings September through May feature informal identification sessions, informative and renowned speakers, refreshments and great people. Members are eligible for free and reduced-cost classes, workshops and events.
Explore new places! Local day forays and weekend camping and lodging forays to the Sierras and North Coast, and beyond. Nothing compares with learning in the field from experienced collectors.
For the food and fun! We love cooking with mushrooms as much as we do finding them, and our culinary events are proof positive. We like to meet new people and have fun.
Benefits of being a member of the FFSC:
- Free Beginner-Intermediate ID class series;
- Free and low cost workshops;
- Free local forays;
- Reasonably-priced long distance forays;
- Discounts on books and mushrooming supplies;
- Access to FFSC exclusive video archives;
- Admission to exclusive culinary events.
Why did I join the FFSC? A few comments from members:
Because, hands down, they are the friendliest, most welcoming group of mushroomers anywhere in this fair state of California.
Because it is ALWAYS more about sharing and caring fungal love and knowledge, and not about making (or charging) a lot of money. Your Albion forays are the biggest mushroom bargain on the West Coast!
Because all of your culinary events ROCK, and are also low cost. Potlucks, when you have a plethora of fine cooks, are the most cost effective way to go about it. All share in the cost, but none are burdened by it.
Because you constantly walk your talk re: free and low cost mushroom education. Your workshops are the BEST, and always free for members!
Your Fungus Fair is hands down the best in the country: warm, fuzzy, fabulously informative and fungal-filled, where the MUSHROOMS take center stage. It is a pleasure and privilege to volunteer for this event.
I am PROUD to be a member of this organization. Twenty bucks a year is a drop in the bucket for the tremendous value received.