All Classes

Urban Growing - Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms on Toilet Paper Rolls (by )

? WHEN: 05/09/2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
? WHERE: We have a location now: At the Nelson Louden Center, Santa Cruz, CA.
Beautiful white and grey oyster mushrooms sprouting from a toilet paper roll.

Please Note: We have a new time and a location

Ever wanted to try a simple mushroom growing project at home, but don't know where to start?  Or, looking for a fun and easy project to share with children and young adults, while teaching them about the life-cycle of a mushroom?

Then join us for the FFSC's "Urban Growing - Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms on Toilet Paper...

Land Navigation/Compass Skills Walkabout (by )

? WHEN: 04/12/2015, 11 am - 2 pm
? WHERE: To be announced:
topographic map

Sorry... Class is Full.  Maybe next time?

This is the chance to brush up on your navigation skills before chasing down those spring coccora, morels or king boletes!  We will be using what was learned in the Basic Survival Skills Workshop.  It can also be a way to brush up on compass skill that haven't been used in a while. 

Registration will be limited to FFSC members initially...

Mycopigments: Exploring Mushroom Dyes of the Redwood Coast with Alissa Allen

? WHEN: 03/21/2015, 11 am - 3 pm
? WHERE: 370 Kings Village Rd Scotts Valley, CA 95066
A rainbow of mushroom-dyed yarn

3/21 Class full!

Good news — a second workshop has been added for Sunday, March 22. Use the registration links below to sign up.

Many wild mushrooms and lichens contain permanent, intensely colored dyes. In this workshop, you will explore a multitude of dye mushrooms found right here on the Redwood Coast. 

Wild foraged fungi and ethically harvested lichens will define our palette. Using 10 species of urban and woodland fungi, along with eco-friendly mordants, we will create a full spectrum of incredibly rich colors - about 20 in all! Learn about foraging, ethical practices, basic identification concepts, and get hands on experience extracting mushroom and lichen dyes for wool and silk.