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Cultivation class with Dakota Rambin coming this July 25th

Howdy Myco people!!

We have an upcoming cultivation class and here is some information.

Dakota Rambin, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, is a citizen scientist, mycologist and entrepreneur.
His disdain for mushrooms hastily melted into an incessant infatuation when a teacher in high school urged him to try his first mushroom, and to his bewilderment, it had tasted just like steak.
Eventually moving to California, Dakota became an advocate for educating communities on fungi, and spent most days with his nose buried in the works of those who shared the same passion as him; such as Paul Stamets, and Peter McCoy.
Dakota worked in mushroom cultivation consulting and research, and now is Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Mycologist to his company, iMushrooms. Based in San Diego, he plans to grow mushrooms that emulate the taste of meat, supplement health to communities, and inspire those around the world to discern and cherish the plethora of gifts that fungi bring to the world.
Cultivation Class with Dakota Rambin
Monday, July 25, 2022
6-8pm
Registration required and details to follow
$20 per person
More workshops coming soon!!
Hasta la fungi!

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Coming in Fast! ::: 2 Events ::: Game of Shrooms

Howdy fungi folk!

Coming in fast!!!!
2 LINKED EVENTS:
Our June 5, Sunday, 2022 meeting info:
Make One / Share One event for Game of Shrooms!
Please join SDMYCO for Art in the Park!
Sunday, June 5th from 10am – 2pm.
We will have watercolor supplies and grocery store mushroom specimens as still life displays to take inspiration and paint from as well as string art. (If you have your own supplies and want to hang out with mush-friends, we would appreciate that too!)
Meet at the grassy area behind Casa del Prado, photo attached for reference.
Bring Your Own: picnic items (snacks and beverages), camp chair/blanket, hats & sunscreen as needed.
Hope to see you there!
The 2nd event that is upcoming on June 11 is connected to the June 5th art making event.
For more info on Game of Shrooms, visit:
Valor morfungus!

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Join us for our potluck dinner this Monday monthly meeting!! Bring a dish, try several dishes!

Hola Mushroom amigos!!

Join us this next Monday for our monthly meeting and our potluck dinner!!

Bring your favorite mushroom dish to share and enjoy a full array of tasty fungi! You’ll not want to miss this! There are some great items at the potluck and should you like to feel inspired as to what you could bring, here are some pro-item dishes from Chef Sara and the SDMYCO Mushroom Mixer last weekend.

Enjoy!

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: We’re excited to announce the voting is now open for the CA State Mushroom! VISIT: castatemushroom.org and vote now. One vote per CA resident. Polls close Saturday, May 7 at 11:59pm.
California has a state bird, state flower, state animal, even a state lichen, but not a state mushroom! Given California’s wealth of natural resources and the essential role mushrooms play in maintaining our biodiversity, it is time California had a State Mushroom!
Mycologists, mushroom societies, and other fungus lovers from around the state have identified six mushrooms that would best represent our wondrous state. Now we need the public’s help. All California residents are invited to vote for their favorite mushroom. The winning selection will be taken to the State Legislature to make it official.
This is important. Mushrooms have a central role in California’s ecology and deserve recognition of their contributions. Selection of a CA State Mushroom will help increase awareness of and funding for preservation of mushroom habitat and natural resources. This is the first step in a fun(gi) journey.
Make sure you vote for your favorite mushroom and we are looking forward to seeing you at our activities and meeting.
Hasta la fungi,
Musho love,
SDMYCO

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Mixer, Potluck and California Mushroom!!!

Hello Myco friends!!

We’ve been busier than ever and have plenty going on in the next couple of weeks as follows :::

Our Member Mushroom Mixer with chef Sara Restivo will be held this Sunday April 24th.

Sunday 4/24/22 • 4-6pm
Aztec Brewing Company
2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300,
Vista CA 92081
SDMYCO Member Mushroom Mixer
with chef SARA RESTIVO
April Appetizer Menu
• Wild Mushroom Canape with Crispy Enoki with Goat Cheese
• Salad with Arugula, Truffle, Parmesan, Roasted Lion’s Mane
• Truffle Cheese and Charcuterie Board
• Spinach, Artichoke & Shiitake Mushroom Dip, Focaccia
• Goat Cheese/Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms
• Oyster Mushroom Marsala Bites
•Beverages will be available for purchase.•
Tickets on sale:
Sunday, April 17th @ Noon
Tickets: $25 per person
Look for member email for link to buy tickets.
This event is a perk for members.
Not a member yet?!
Pop over here to join.

Tickets are on sale now and you can find more info on our flyer attached.

 

Back by popular demand, we’ve decided to re-institute our Potluck dinner and will be doing so for our next May Monthly Mushroom meeting. Bring your favorite mushroom dish to share and enjoy a full array of tasty fungi! You’ll not want to miss this!

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: We’re excited to announce the voting is now open for the CA State Mushroom! VISIT: castatemushroom.org and vote now. One vote per CA resident. Polls close Saturday, May 7 at 11:59pm.
California has a state bird, state flower, state animal, even a state lichen, but not a state mushroom! Given California’s wealth of natural resources and the essential role mushrooms play in maintaining our biodiversity, it is time California had a State Mushroom!
Mycologists, mushroom societies, and other fungus lovers from around the state have identified six mushrooms that would best represent our wondrous state. Now we need the public’s help. All California residents are invited to vote for their favorite mushroom. The winning selection will be taken to the State Legislature to make it official.
This is important. Mushrooms have a central role in California’s ecology and deserve recognition of their contributions. Selection of a CA State Mushroom will help increase awareness of and funding for preservation of mushroom habitat and natural resources. This is the first step in a fun(gi) journey.
Make sure you vote for your favorite mushroom and we are looking forward to seeing you at our activities and meeting.
May the mycorrhizae be with you!
Love,
SDMYCO

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Registry of Mushroom in Works of Art with Elio Schaechter

Hello Myco friends!

The Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art with ELIO SCHAECHTER
Wednesday, April 6 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST
Zoom (Virtual Event) • Registration sent to SDMYCO Members via email.
More than 20 years ago, Elio Schaechter, Ph.D., began compiling a list of paintings with mushrooms in them, something he called, “a sort of fancy form of stamp collecting.” He and a German mycologist, Hanns Kreisl, decided to combine forces and create an Internet-based Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art, which is hosted on NAMA’s website.
Elio will discuss the origin and purpose of the registry in understanding the relationship between mushrooms and people as reflected in works of art from different historical periods. We will learn how many artists express appreciation of fungal beauty and broaden our awareness of the symbolic (and gastronomic) roles mushrooms may have played in various cultures through time.
Moselio “Elio” Schaechter was born in Milan, Italy in 1928. At age 12, his Jewish family relocated to Ecuador to escape Nazi persecution. Reading Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters inspired his interest in microbiology, eventually leading him to pursue graduate studies higher education in the subject at the University of Kansas and University of Pennsylvania. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, performing microbial research at Walter Reed Medical Center and later spending time in Denmark in postdoctoral study. Eventually, he made his way back to the United States and became a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tufts University, where he chaired the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology from 1970 to 1993, conducting research into microbial growth physiology and bacterial cell organization. Elio also developed and maintained a profound interest in field mycology through the Boston Mycological Club. Besides coauthoring numerous microbiology textbooks, he wrote In the Company of Mushrooms, (Harvard Press, 1997). Relocating to San Diego in 1994, he continued his teaching as Adjunct Faculty at San Diego State University and is a Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego. In 1997 he helped found the NAMA-affiliated San Diego Mycological Society, where he remains active to this day.
San Diego Mycological Society club members are able to register for this event without joining NAMA.
Please see the value NAMA offers to amateur mycologists and consider joining: Join NAMA Today.
Mush love,
SDMYCO

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Mushroom Fair 2022 recap and Monday Meeting!

Hello Myco friends!

We’ve had beaucoup activities as of late!

In the last week, both the Mushroom Mixer and last Thursday at La Paloma Theater were both a great success!

Please see our Facebook page here for photos.

Also, our Mushroom Fair for 2022 was our biggest event yet!! Many of us were unable to venture out of our areas due to the massive amounts of people coming through with interest in our diverse Myco Kingdom. Below is a video with a brief recap!

Just a reminder that we have our Monthly Monday Mushroom meeting this Monday, 4th of April. Lichens and an Intro to Mushrooms with Les Braund.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mush love,

SDMYCO

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Monthly Meeting with Les Braund – “Lichens” plus “A Brief Introduction to Mushrooms”

Hello Myco friends!

Our Monthly Monday Mushroom Meeting is coming up this Monday, April 4th.
Titled: “Lichens”- plus “ A Brief Introduction to Mushrooms” with LES BRAUND.
Les Braund worked as a carpenter and contractor for 40 years. He was president for the Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve from 2011 – 2021 and regularly leads nature walks in Los Peñasquitos Canyon. He served as president for the San Diego Mycological Society in 2000 – 2005 and also served in 2017. Les is very knowledgeable in identifying lichens and enjoys looking at their details under a microscope.
See you there!
MONTHLY MUSHROOM MEETING
APRIL 4, 2022 @ 6:30pm, Casa del Prado, Balboa
Presentation will be in-person
• Mask wearing as required for Balboa Park indoor events
• Please bring specimens found over the weekend for ID.
Photo of Les Braund, Else Vellinga, Elio Schaechter & Bonni Thoresen

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