Holiday Celebration Potluck, December 5th!

Howdy festive fungi folk!
Here’s the information for our
Holiday Celebration Potluck
December 5, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm

We invite you to bring a delicious dish to share! It does not have to include mushrooms, but those are always a hit! You may also bring store bought if you prefer.

We will have a card to fill out in advance for the ingredients list. This is useful for those that may have allergies or dietary restrictions. ***If you are using wild/foraged mushrooms, please note that also!***

We ask that you bring your own reusable cup/bowl/plate and utensils, since we are environmental stewards. Let’s help promote and save the environment by using less plastic!

Please note that we do not have kitchen access, but there will be outlets for keeping food warm with crock pots.

Gobble gobble,
SDMYCO

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Board of Directors Elections coming this Monday 7th!!!!!

Hello Fungi Friends!

Just a reminder to mark your calendars! Our Annual Board of Directors Election will be held this coming Monday, November 7, 2022.

The more people we have participating, the more we are able to give as an organization, and if you like what we have been contributing or would like to add to our growing community, please consider running for a position!

If you are interested in helping out our volunteer based non-profit organization, please fill out this application so we can get to know you better. We’d love to have you!

Reminder that you can always bring in specimens for identification to our meetings! Let’s show and tell what you’ve found in your local neighborhoods!

Also, more on our upcoming Mushroom Fair … on the next post! ;P

 

 

Look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Hasta la fungi!

SDMYCO

 

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🍄 Annual Board of Directors Election & November Speaker Info! 🍄

Hello MycoFriends!

We hope you are excited to feel the weather changing! Please keep rain in your thoughts so we can get out into the field and foray!

Reminder that you can always bring in specimens for identification to our meetings! Let’s show and tell what you’ve found in your local neighborhoods!

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Board of Directors Election will be held next month on November 7, 2022.

If you are interested in helping out our volunteer based non-profit organization, please fill out this application so we can get to know you better. We’d love to have you!

 

Lecture by Jess Starwood

  • Monday, November 7, 2022
  • Casa del Prado Room 101
  • 7:00 – 7:15pm Annual Board of Directors Election and announcements
  • 7:15 – 8:30pm lecture and Q&A

Jess Starwood is a writer, naturalist and herbalist in Thousand Oaks, CA. She is the author of “Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi” and writes regularly for The Mycophile and several Edible magazines in SoCal. She founded The Wild Path School, a wild food apprenticeship program in 2020 which strives to connect the community to nature in a positive and sustainable way through an immersive six month program. She also leads wild food group adventures on the West Coast, Southwest United States and Mexico. She is a member of the Culinary Committee for the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and the Newsletter Editor for the Los Angeles Mycological Society.

Instagram @jess.starwood // www.jstarwood.com

Gratitude Revealed movie screening
Live Q&A with Director Louie Schwartzberg

November 16, 2022
7pm
La Paloma Theater in Encinitas

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

See info below and hope to see you soon!

Mush Love,
SDMYCO

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Coming this November 16th to La Paloma Theater

 

Gratitude Revealed movie screening
Live Q&A with Director Louie Schwartzberg

November 16, 2022
7pm
La Paloma Theater in Encinitas

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Dylan Enright – Monday monthly meeting – Elections upcoming!!

Hello Myco Fam!!

Hope you’ve enjoyed your summer “break”!

Our official season kicks off again this Monday at 7pm with a special lecture::::

Dylan Enright is a 5th year microbiology Ph.D. candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Glassman Lab at University of California Riverside. His research explores the effect that catastrophic wildfires (ie. “Mega-fires”) have on soil bacteria and fungi. His work includes DNA sequencing based analysis of soil microbial communities in addition to culturing fire adapted fungi and bacteria in the lab for microbial trait-based experiments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIONS UPCOMING!!

Also, that time of the year is coming up when we, as myco enthusiasts, would like to help support our fungtastic organization by participating all things SDMYCO related, such as choosing speakers and putting these and other events together, or whatever the assignment may entail and where we can often find a few of us geeking out on mushroom anythings. There are several positions as indicated in the flyer below. The more hands we have, the easier it is on everyone and the more we are able to do. If you like and appreciate what we have going on and would like to see it continue, please consider filling one of the positions in our SDMYCO Board of Directors!!!

Thank you in advance and if interested, please apply here: https://forms.gle/nFZKQMYZJYzaTLUw6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to check out our social media. There’s plenty of great things coming this new season!!!

Keep on rain dancing and can’t wait to see you this Monday!!

Mush love,

SDMYCO

 

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William Padilla-Brown of Mycosymbiotics, this Monday 26th!

Hello Myco friends!

 

Please join us for a very special guest lecture by William Padilla-Brown of Mycosymbiotics!

Monday, September 26

6:30 – 8:30pm lecture and Q&A

Casa del Prado Room 101 in Balboa Park (adjacent to Natural History Museum)

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, please register HERE

$20 admission

$10 admission for members – you received an email with the discount code

More information is below.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Hasta la fungi!
SDMYCO
MycoSymbiotics is a Decentralized Citizen Research Effort put on by William Padilla-Brown. Mycosymbiotics has its Head Research Facility based in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. We are a team of dedicated environmental regeneration enthusiasts, on a mission to better our local Ecology and Community through the use of Science!
Like the mycelial network, we branch out radically covering all aspects of Symbiotic biological/sociological function.Since 2015, MycoSymbiotics has kept its focus on collecting native Pennsylvania strains of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms from the wild to study in controlled environments. Since summer 2021, MycoSymbiotics has also made its Algal Culture Collection available. MycoSymbiotics hosts an annual festival the first weekend of August every year focused on increasing the ecological literacy of the attendees and the surrounding communities. Breaking down the name Myco-Fungi and Symbiotic- a close cooperative or interdependent relationship, we strive to develop mutually beneficial relationships with those around us and those we work with. In the big, wild world there are a lot of important players that get overlooked. Our team is focused on putting the unnoticed players into the spotlight by researching their potentials for Ecological Regeneration.

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Mushroom Dye class this Friday August 26!

Hello fellow Myco-folk!

We hope you are enjoying your warm weather and look forward to the upcoming rainy season.

In the meantime, we have some fun and informative activities for you!

Class Description
In this introductory class you will learn the history and process of mushroom and lichen dyeing. We will explore both local and non-local species and create an item to take home.
Teacher Bio
Sarah Minarik is a foggy Bay Area native, constantly seeking shade and mushrooms in sunny San Diego. She has been passionate about design, textiles and the natural world for the majority of her life. Her love of textiles came from her mother who loved to sew and she transferred these learned skills to costume design as she studied Contemporary Dance at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz was also the place where Sarah really began to get curious about mycology. In 2008 while attending a fungus fair she met Miriam Rice and saw her mushroom dyed textiles. Her jaw dropped – her life forever changed. As a current student of Graphic & Interaction Design at San Diego City College she is so excited to merge her love of design, textiles and mushrooms and share this knowledge with you.
All the best to you, be well and hasta la fungi!!
SDMYCO

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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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