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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.

April General Meeting: Mushroom Dyes of the Northern California Coast (by )

? WHEN: 04/18/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Alissa Allen with baskets of dye mushrooms

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided with informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Alissa Allen. She will present a colorful talk about Mycopigments of the Northern California Coast.

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 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 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 26-28, January 2018
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the 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 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.  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.

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.

2018 FFSC After-Hours Dinner (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/12/2018, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center (Room #3), 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$ TICKETS: CLOSED

Enjoy an amazing multi-course mushroom and wine feast with a group of like-minded fungiphiles.

Lucky attendees will sample appetizers and have small-scale guided tours of the displays in a more intimate, less crowded atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

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