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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 http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

2021 Albion I Gathering - December (by )

? WHEN: 03-05, December 2021
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

Yes, Albion is happening this mushroom season. However there will be some changes as we adapt. The major changes are: 1) There will be NO Saturday potluck 2) Proof of vaccination required 3) Masks must be worn in buildings We have booked this lovely venue and we welcome the opportunity to come together with like minded individuals. You will be required to follow Mendocino County Health requirements during your stay, including wearing masks, social distancing, and when possible, hand washing/sanitizing. At this time the Saturday forays are open to only folks staying at Albion..

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. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

2021 November General Meeting -- Alan Rockefeller: Psychoactive Mushrooms of North America

? WHEN: 11/17/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Alan Rockefeller
Please join us for our November 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...

Local Foray near Marshall Field (by )

? WHEN: 10/30/2021, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz

Well, the rains have arrived, so let's get together to survey our local fields and forests. This will be a habitat walk, concentrating on learning about some of the local trees and the best places to look for different species as the season progresses.

To request to join this foray, please fill out this form ...

2021 September General Zoom Meeting: Phil Carpenter "Roundtable Discussion on Basics of Mushrooming"

? WHEN: 09/15/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Phil samples a mushroom

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  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. 

We had hoped that our General Meetings would be back to their regular, in person format by now, but due to the current level of covid transmission and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue with the Zoom video format for another month.  Future meetings may be held virtually, in person, or in a hybrid format allowing attendees the option of participating virtually through a live video stream.

2021 May General Zoom Meeting: Election of Ministers and Tom Volk discussing "Everyday and Extraordinary Fungal Superheroes" (by )

? WHEN: 05/19/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Tom Volk

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom 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. 

Before our final speaker of the season, we will be having our biennial election of ministers.  Here is a list of the ministers up for election.  Any dues paying FFSC member can vote and can also volunteer or be nominated as a minister.  (Please note that the Prime Minister and Vice Prime Minister positions require having served previously as a board member. The other positions can be held by any FFSC member.) To get a sense of what is entailed in these positions, see Ministerial Duties.

2021 April General Zoom Meeting: Noah Siegel - Exploring the Unknown (by )

? WHEN: 04/21/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Noah Siegel

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom 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.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  Noah Siegel, friend and long time member...

2021 March General Zoom Meeting: Chef Zachary Mazi - Edible Mushrooms of the Lanna Kingdom (by )

? WHEN: 03/17/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Chef Zachary Mazi

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom 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.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  Talented Chef and club member Chef Zachary Mazi now residing in Thailand...

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