SDMYCO at Fungi Film Fest 2021! Monthly Meeting in December & more…

Hello Mushroom Enthusiasts!

We are proud to announce that our very own Board Members: Cassandra Ablola, Siena McKim and Matthew Meyer were accepted to this year’s program of the Fungi Film Fest. Congratulations!

2021 Official Program
6 hours. 15 countries. 30+ films.
The FFF streams online Nov. 16–18, and 26–28 (see website for details)

Mush Love,



Monday Monthly Mushroom Meetings will be in-person at Balboa Park Prado Room 101. We will be following strict Balboa Park guidelines, which require everyone no matter vaccination status to wear a mask indoors. We will also be spacing out the chairs to give people some distancing between participants. You don’t have to be a member to attend the meetings!


  • Monday, December 6th
  • Casa del Prado Room 101 in Balboa Park
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Pat Murphy, a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor has always gravitated towards historical and biographical storytelling. Pat’s work as an editor has been featured on the national networks of PBS and Showtime, as well as major news brands like People magazine. As an independent producer, his films have been shown in museums, international film festivals, and in-studio on Channel 13 in New York City. Psychedelia has been independently shown at Telluride Mushroom Festival and at other local city events.

Psychedelia Documentary:
The History and Science of Mystical Experience
The documentary chronicles the use of psychedelic substances in controlled research studies that began in the 1960s. The film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. It is a first-person account from a study on end-of-life anxiety exploring the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large. There is a current expanding push to explore the efficacy of using psychedelics for several mental health disorders.

Other Mushroom Related Events:

Micelio Latino: Latin American Mycological Web!

  • Second Festival Latin Hongo brought to you by Fungi Foundation of Chile.
  • 3-Day Free Virtual Event
  • INFO: @MicelioLatino – Instagram & Facebook
  • Nov 18: Diversity of Caribbean Mushrooms
  • Nov 19: Mushrooms and Health
  • Nov 20: Psilocybe – psychoactive mushrooms

Paul Stamets: A Live Online Talk on Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness

  • Dec 3:
  • Brought to you by California Institute of Integral Science (CIIS)
  • Link to Register, $20



  • Sunday, February 20, 2021
  • 10am – 3pm
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us we’d love to have your help!



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What Is Giving Tuesday: Need-to-Know Facts to Give Back This Holiday Season

What Is Giving Tuesday:

Need-to-Know Facts to Give Back This Holiday Season

Donate to I Love A Clean San Diego to support our service to the residents and environment of San Diego County and join over 30 million people coming together in the 24 hours of Giving Tuesday. 

Need-to-Know Facts for Giving Tuesday Donors. Click here to see our Giving Tuesday donation page. Live now through December 1.

Not sure what Giving Tuesday is or how you can participate as a donor? We’ve got you covered.

When you think about Thanksgiving weekend traditions, it’s hard not to immediately land on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The shopping (and hopefully saving) is part of the long-standing transition into the year-end holiday season. While many people are already spending more to check off all of the names on their shopping lists, Giving Tuesday rounds out the long weekend as a critical day to give back to charitable causes.

Picture this: Holiday sales during November and December are forecasted to exceed $843 billion in 2021. Now imagine how many people or places in need could see relief from ongoing challenges if just one billion of those dollars were donated.

#GivingTuesday is only becoming more popular and impactful each year as social media spreads the word. If it’s your first time participating, you’re in good hands. We’re walking you through the easiest way to find causes, show your support, and complete donations this year.

When Is Giving Tuesday?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – All Day! Mark your calendar! Giving Tuesday is always the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the day directly after Cyber Monday.

What Is Giving Tuesday?

GivingTuesday started as a day for anyone, anywhere to give, and it’s grown into the biggest giving movement in the world.

Giving Tuesday sets new donation records each year to help nonprofits such as environmental organizations like I Love A Clean San Diego, food banks, healthcare organizations, natural disaster relief, and many more gather the support they need to make a true impact on the communities they serve before the year is over.

Giving Tuesday is more significant than ever in its ninth year and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s now the second-largest giving day of the year for nonprofit organizations to fundraise, only surpassed by December 31.

If organizations see enough momentum on Giving Tuesday, they may be able to turn that success into a year-end campaign as well. The beauty of this day for nonprofits is that people are excited and passionate to help ignite change, allowing nonprofits of all sizes and sectors to drive their missions forward with bolstered support.

What Is the History of Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to counteract the spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with philanthropic giving to charities in need of support. It started in the U.S. and has quickly made its way across more than 70 countries. You’ll likely see the day branded as “#GivingTuesday” to emphasize the collaborative power of social media to spread the word.

As we move forward into a new year that will continue to reflect the impact of COVID-19, 84% of donors intend to give the same amount or more than they did in 2020.

How to Become a Giving Tuesday Donor

Feeling inspired? Let’s dive into how you can make a difference on Giving Tuesday.

Organizations of various cause sectors, sizes, locations, and goals come together on Giving Tuesday, giving you endless ways to show support.

Here are a few ways you can plan to show support for I Love A Clean San Diego

  • Advocate for a cause by sharing our Giving Tuesday campaign on your social media channels or by setting up your own fundraising page on our behalf.
  • Give a recurring gift that automatically deducts a small amount of your choice from your bank account on a regular cadence, adding up to a larger impact over time for I Love A Clean San Diego.
  • Upgrade your recurring gift if you already give on a monthly or quarterly basis. By adding just few dollars more makes a big difference.
  • Give on behalf of a loved one and use the donation confirmation as a thoughtful holiday gift they’ll never forget. Our donation page makes this simple.

What Is Giving Tuesday Bringing to the Holiday Season? 

The end of the year is a time for reflection and getting ready for fresh starts. If you’ve ever thought about giving back around this time but weren’t sure where to begin, we hope you now know why Giving Tuesday is an excellent opportunity to do so.

If this is your first time participating in Giving Tuesday, you may be on your way to an entirely new tradition to share with your friends and family ahead of the holidays. Regardless of how you choose to support nonprofits, you’ll be joining a global movement for good.

Share this post with anyone asking “what is Giving Tuesday” and get your inner circles involved in a day to remember for the best kick-off to the holiday season.

We also encourage you to share how you’re getting involved on Giving Tuesday on your social media channels.

Content contributed, I Love A Clean San Diego’s online giving solution.

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Fungi Film Fest and Foraged!

Dear Fungi Enthusiasts,

We would love to invite you to check out the Fungi Film Fest at

You can also look at their program here

Congratulations to our own very own, San Diego Mycological Society and Board of Directors members, Cassandra Ablola, Siena McKim and Matthew Meyer, whom submitted a film which got accepted into the Fungi Film Festival, called, “Foraged!”  Big applause to you!

You can check out the program page for times and information.

Mush Love



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