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Monthly Monday Mushroom Meeting – This Monday, December 6th

Hello Mushroom Enthusiasts!

Our last meeting of 2021 is coming around the corner! We are grateful to gather in person and share knowledge with our community. Please see details below and hope you can join us for our monthly fungi festivities!  See you then!

MEETING:

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

Mush Love,
SDMYCO BOARD

 

 

SPEAKER BIO: 

Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor based in Los Angeles. He’s edited programs for major outlets like PBS, Showtime, and People magazine. As a producer, his films have been shown in museums, international film festivals, and in-studio on Channel 13 in New York City. His latest editing project is the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary, The One and Only Dick Gregory, about the legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory. Pat started making Psychedelia in 2011, upon learning about the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. He produced, financed, and distributed the film completely independently. Aside from filmmaking, he is an enthusiast for the outdoors, American history, and roots music.

Psychedelia Documentary:
The History and Science of Mystical Experience
COMING TO SAN DIEGO THEATER 2022!
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. Psychedelia has been independently shown at Telluride Mushroom Festival and at other local city events.

 

Other Mushroom Related Events:

RAIN DANCE: Every day, anywhere anytime! 

PAUL STAMETS: A Live Online Talk on Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness

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

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON OUR UPCOMING 24TH ANNUAL FUNGUS FAIR!

  • Sunday, February 20, 2022
  • 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us we’d love to have your help!

 

MONDAY MONTHLY MEETINGS:  
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!

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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,
SDMYCO BOARD

 

 

MONDAY MONTHLY MEETINGS:  
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!

NEXT MEETING:

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

SPEAKER BIO: 
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
COMING TO SAN DIEGO THEATER 2022!
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

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON OUR UPCOMING 24TH ANNUAL FUNGUS FAIR!

  • 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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Fungi Film Fest and Foraged!

Dear Fungi Enthusiasts,

We would love to invite you to check out the Fungi Film Fest at https://www.fungifilmfest.com/

You can also look at their program here https://www.fungifilmfest.com/program

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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November Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting & ELECTIONS!!!!

Hello Mycophiles!

Hopeful days of rain here in San Diego! YES!

Join us Monday November 1st, for a riveting night. First, we will hold our annual Myco Board elections. We need your help. Interested in being part of the Board? We have open positions that need to be filled so we can create a year of mushroom related events for our community! We welcome all those individuals excited about growing our local Mycelial network. Our board meets the third Monday of every month, most meetings are currently held via zoom.

After that, we will be welcoming Aviva Borenstein, our November monthly speaker, sharing her adventures of mushroom and art. Come listen to Aviva as she takes us on her journey of creating and selling mushroom art, including work with mushroom leather! Yes, like Paul Stamets’ famous hat. She will also talk about what it was like working at different mushroom farms. You may have even met her as one of our vendors at our Fungus Fair 2020.

MORE ABOUT ELECTIONS:
SDMYCO is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We are looking for Fungi Fanatics to Join the Team! Become a SDMYCO Board Member. Elections will take place during our November 1st, Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting.

We are an all-volunteer club, and have a number of current openings for board positions. If you would like to get involved WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU. You do not need experience in mycology or mushrooms, just a desire to participate with a great group of engaging people. If this is you, please reach out by filling the application form, and let’s have a conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Application for Board Member.

I would like to take a moment to thank all past board members for their hard work in helping SDMYCO thrive through these past 20+ years.

MONDAY MONTHLY MEETING:
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!

MEETING:

Monday, Nov 1st @ Casa del Prado Room 101 in Balboa Park
6:30pm – 8:00pm

SPEAKER BIO: Aviva Borenstein, born in Israel, is an eco-world traveler passionate about mushrooms working in mushroom farms in San Diego and Mexico, and even volunteered in one in Nepal! She is a phenomenal painter, artist and yoga-instructor. She teaches Hebrew as well as  speaks Spanish and is learning Arabic. She loves to cook and eat mushrooms and spends most of her time in nature with her beloved dog Amadou! Her vivacious attitude towards life brings out the best in others around her. Come find out for yourself.

Still time to check out some OCTOBER from other Mushroom Groups:

  • POC Fungi : Nepantla Spora Gallery open 10/2-23 Centro Cultural de Raza @ Balboa Park (SAN DIEGO- in person)
  • PSMS Annual Wild Mushroom Show (Seattle Oct 23 & 24)

 

May the Spores be with You,

SDMYCO BOARD

 

 

 

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Elections – Join our Team!

ELECTIONS:
SDMYCO is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We are looking for Fungi Fanatics to Join the Team! Become a SDMYCO Board Member. Elections will take place during our November 1st, Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting.

We are an all-volunteer club, and have a number of current openings for board positions. If you would like to get involved WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU. You do not need experience in mycology or mushrooms, just a desire to participate with a great group of engaging people. If this is you, please reach out by filling the application form, and let’s have a conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Application for Board Member.

I would like to take a moment to thank all past board members for their hard work in helping SDMYCO thrive through these past 20+ years.

MONTHLY MEETING:
JOIN US NOV 1! We have resumed our Monday Monthly Mushroom Meetings in-person at Balboa Park Prado Room 101. We will be following 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 dont have to be a member to attend the meetings!

MEETING:

Monday, Nov 1st @ Casa del Prado Room 101 in Balboa Park
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Check out Happenings in OCTOBER from other Mushroom Groups:

  • POC Fungi : Nepantla Spora Gallery open 10/2-23 Centro Cultural de Raza @ Balboa Park (SAN DIEGO- in person)
  • Forest Mushrooms of the Pacific Coast A 5 Part Webinar Series with Maria Morrow and Christian Schwarz
  • Fungi Global Summit
    • Hosted by Fantastic Fungi Louie Schwartzberg
    • October 15-17, free
    • 40+ speakers plus live music
  • Mushroaming: Daniel Winkler Classes
    • Register in Advance, $10, Wednesdays
      • Oct 6 Medicinal Mushrooms : How to find, identify, and process them
      • Oct 13 Western Boletes : On Kings, Queens, Jacks and Beyond
    • 2022 Tours to Columbia and Bhutan
  • PSMS Annual Wild Mushroom Show (Seattle Oct 23 & 24)

 

May the Spores be with You,

SDMYCO

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October Meeting & Elections!

Mushroom Enthusiasts!!!

San Diego Mycological Society Season is upon us once again and, for the time being, we are resuming out Monday Monthly Mushroom Meetings in-person at Balboa Park Prado Room 101. (meeting page).

We will be following Balboa Park guidelines, which require everyone no matter vaccination status to wear a mask indoors. (Please see attachments)

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!

MEETING:

Monday, October 4th : The World is Your Oyster Mushroom! Development of Mushroom Festivals, Forays, and Camps.

SPEAKER BIO: Cassandra Ablola and Michelle Jachimowicz are long time members and volunteers for SDMYCO.  They are going to show and tell about the development of Mushroom Festivals, Forays and Camps as well as share their mushroom adventures at different Fungus Festivals & Forays. 

ELECTIONS:

We would also like to take this opportunity to call all enthusiasts that are interested in joining the SDMYCO Board!!! Elections will be held at our Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting November 1. We have a few positions open, check the website for more details. SDMYCO board is a group of diverse and dedicated volunteers that gather to bring mushroom events, classes and workshops to San Diego. Board meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the Month. We have tons of ideas we would like to see fruition and would love your help! 

Submit Board Member Application: https://forms.gle/SXDeunVNs1soKbzKA

 

Mush Love,

SDMYCO

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Steve Farrar with Fungus Among Us, TONIGHT! Plus, Events for October

Hello Mushroom Enthusiasts!

Fungal friends,

Here are some events for you to enjoy for the upcoming month!

TONIGHT!!

Head over to Wavelength Brewing Co. as Mycologist Steve Farrar will be at the Science Stage for a sequel to his 2019 talk “Fungus Among Us“. 

Did you know that San Diego County has a vibrant mushroom growing industry? Steven Farrar, also long time member of the SDMS,  has been a part of that industry for over 25 years, growing a variety of mushrooms for both culinary and health purposes. Mushroom cultivation employs a variety of sciences and technologies, including robotic mushroom farming. Come learn about the amazing world of fungi and its presence in our community. 

Again, that’s tonight, September 24th at 8 PM at Wavelength Brewing Co.

Here’s the Facebook link for more information on Steve’s talk.

https://www.facebook.com/events/524905455273668/

As always our talks are 100% free and all ages, so bring the kids!

Plus, if the skies are clear our Big Friendly Telescope may make an appearance!

 

Also, be on the lookout for these other great events from other Mycological groups happening in October :

POC Fungi 

Nepantla Spora Gallery open 10/2-23 Centro Cultural de la Raza

@ Balboa Park (SAN DIEGO- in person)

• 5 Part Webinar Series with Maria Morrow and Christian Schwarz

◦ $49 starting in October
.


Fungi Global Summit

◦ Hosted by Fantastic Fungi Louie Schwartzberg

◦ October 15-17, free

◦ 40+ speakers plus live music

◦ Can get lifetime access to All Content for $99
.

 

Mushroaming: Daniel Winkler Classes

◦ Register in Advance, $10, Wednesdays

▪ Oct 6 Medicinal Mushrooms :

How to find, identify, and process them

▪ Oct 13 Western Boletes :

On Kings, Queens, Jacks and Beyond

◦ 2022 Tours to Columbia and Bhutan

.

 

PSMS Annual Wild Mushroom Show

(Seattle Oct 23 & 24)

.

 

 

Mush Love,

SDMYCO

 

 

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