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Why join the Fungus Federation?

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...

2022 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 02-04, December 2022
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

Members staying offsite can now purchase a ticket (non refundable to offset the cost of the group permit, cafeteria rental and speaker fees) to join us for the morning Saturday foray, our fabulous Saturday night potluck, and the listen to our guest speaker. However you must show proof of vaccination and you must be a FFSC member for you and your guests to attend.  Masks are still required in the buildings.

We have the pleasure of having Chad Hyatt, author of the Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen, who will be our guest presenter on Saturday night. https://www.themushroomhunterskitchen.com/

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from a state 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. All guests have access to the cafeteria, kitchen, laboratory and classroom.  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. 

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 https://www.puc.edu/about-puc/albion-field-station.

2022 May General Meeting - Maya Elson

? WHEN: 05/18/2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Maya Elson

Please join us for our May Meeting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History or on Zoom. This will be our final general meeting of the season.  Our next meeting will be in September.

If you plan to come in person, please RSVP via this Google Form. For those of you who would prefer to join us via Zoom, Please Join Here. The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. Zoom participants will be able to chat among themselves until the start of main meeting. After the business part of the meeting, join Maya Elson, Executive Director of CoRenewal and Mycological Educator, who will speak with us about the role of fungi in ecological recovery from the CZU fire.

2022 Suds & Shrooms Picnic - Cheers! (by )

? WHEN: 05/15/2022, 11 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Scotts Valley - details in Members area of article

After a two-year hiatus, the Central Coast Zymergeeks and the Fungus Federation are again sponsoring our much-loved Suds and ‘Shrooms Potluck Picnic. Cheers! Come join us at this lovely outdoor event. 

Chef Bob Wynn is dreaming up some wonderful mushroom delicacies to celebrate spring. The fantastic cooks of FFSC will bring their best to share, too. You definitely don't want to miss this one!

 

2022 April General Meeting - Brian Perry: Illuminating Fungi - the Science of Fungal Bioluminescence

? WHEN: 04/20/2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Brian Perry

Please join us for our April Meeting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History or on Zoom.

If you plan to come in person, please RSVP via this Google Form. For those of you who would prefer to join us via Zoom, Please Join Here. The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. Zoom participants will be able to chat among themselves until the start of main meeting. After the business part of the meeting, join Brian Perry PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at California State University for his talk: Illuminating Fungi - the Science of Fungal Bioluminescence.

2022 Fungus Fair Forays-SOLD OUT

? WHEN: 08-16, January 2022
? WHERE: Santa Cruz, CA

Sign up below to join local mycologists on a foray in the local Santa Cruz area. After the foray we will meet back at our starting point to review our finds and have culinary demonstration and mushroom tasting. The exact location of each foray will be sent to your registration e-mail before the foray. Be sure to check your spam folder if you have not received a confirmation a few days before the foray...

2022 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 21-23, January 2022
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

You must be staying at Albion to join us for the both Saturday foray and our fabulous Saturday night potluck. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.  

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from a state 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. All guests have access to the cafeteria, kitchen, laboratory and classroom.  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. 

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 https://www.puc.edu/about-puc/albion-field-station.

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