September General Meeting: Dr Dennis Desjardin

? WHEN: 09/16/2015, 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.  Doors open at 7, with refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Dr. Dennis Desjardin, Professor of Mycology in the Biology Department at San Francisco State.

Dennis Desjardin Join us for his talk on "Fungi and Human Affairs" which will  address how humans interact with fungi in the world.  He will highlight what fungi do, how they are beneficial and detrimental to the planet and to us, and how we use them to enhance the quality of our lives.

Fair Meeting (by invitation only)

? WHEN: 08/30/2015, 1-3 pm
? WHERE: Phil and Margaret Carpenter home (by invite only)

Hope everyone is having a great summer!  It is time to start getting the details for the Fair finalized, or at least under way.

Be prepared to present any ideas, issues, etc. that need to be talked about and hopefully solved.

If you want to help out, please contact Marje.   We love to get fresh ideas and bodies.  


To aid in promoting education we offer full and partial scholarships to members needing financial aid or who express a deep interest in mycology, and students pursuing an interest in fungi at various educational institutions.


2015 Foragers' Feast (by )

? WHEN: 10/03/2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 King's Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Wine glasses toasting

Fall is coming up — shall we celebrate a new, season, and may it please be a wet one? Chef Bob Wynn, Forager-in-Chief Sue Labiste and the FFSC Culinary committee are cooking up a truly wild event this year featuring foraged foods. Wild mushrooms will be complemented by an array of indigenous foods, thanks to our intrepid foragers, preppers and planners Bob, Sue, Fred Molnar, Cat Gunderson, Bill and Annie Lang,  Margaret Carpenter and Debbie Johnson. Be sure to sign up early, as these dinners usually sell out. The menu can be found below.

Admit one FFSC Member to 2015 Foragers Feast

Foragers Feast
Oct 3, 2015 6:30 PM

Scotts Valley Senior Center
370 King's Village Road
CA, Scotts Valley 95066

Admission: FFSC members $30.00

Nonmember guest tickets may be purchased by FFSC members after September 19 for $45.00 by clicking THIS LINK

What to bring: Your beverage of choice...

Mushroom Tour - Mexico 2015 (Non FFSC)

? WHEN: 06-09, August 2015
? WHERE: Gorda Biosphere Reserve
Sierra Gorda

Allan Rockerfeller will be leading a mushroom tour in Queretaro, Mexico Aug 6 - 9, 2015.   Queretaro is a really nice place with diverse mushroom habitats, and this tour is unique in that I am not getting paid - all profits go towards saving the forests in the Sierra Gorda Ecological Reserve. 

This is not an FFSC event...

2016 Fungus Fair

? WHEN: 08-10, January 2016
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center, Louden Nelson Community Center

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Kingdom of Fungi! Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz/Monterey and Bay Area. Find fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features three days of fantastic fun, informative speakers and demonstrations, with fungal activities for the whole family. Initiated by David Arora in 1973, this year's fair represents 42 years of keeping the "fun" in fungi. Join the fun!

2016 fungus fair