2020 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Class & Workshop Schedule

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Prerequisites

Some classes have prerequisites--please check these before signing up.

Schedule

This is a tentative schedule. Classes, times, and instructors may change without notice. We will email the full schedule with exact times, locations, and instructors to registered campers before camp begins.

Complete list of instructors

Saturday, Jan 16

Saturday Forays
Time Location Leader  
10:00am-12:00pm Cultivation Oriented Foray
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Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
 
10:00am-12:00pm New chapel trail
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TBA
Staff
 
10:00am-12:00pm Mycoflora of Sonoma County
Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
10:00am-12:00pm Mycoflora of Sonoma County
Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
10:00am-12:00pm Mushroom Capture, Domestication, and Cultivation
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Ken Litchfield
Joe Lampe
 
10:00am-12:00pm Chapel Trail - CYO Grounds
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Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
10:00am-11:50am Chapel Trail - CYO Grounds
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Alan Rockefeller
Mike McCurdy
 
11:00am-12:00pm Truffle Foray
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Darvin DeShazer
 
12:45pm-3:30pm Intro to Mushroom ID
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Staff
 
2:00pm-3:50pm Mycoflora Project Observations
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Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
Saturday Classes
Time Class/Workshop Instructor  
7:00am-7:50am Cultivation of Lion's Mane
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Glenn Walker
8:00am-9:00am Needle Felted Mushrooms
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Sara Gibson
8:00am-4:00pm Check in
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Christopher Murray
8:00am-9:00am About something
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Christopher murray Murray
8:00am-11:30am EVERYONE - Check in to SOMA Camp
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Staff
9:00am-9:50am Test class reg
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Christopher Murray
Waiting List
9:00am-4:00pm Mushroom Identification Tables
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Darvin DeShazer
9:00am-9:50am Best Mushrooms for Beginners
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Autumn summers
9:00am-9:50am The Growing World of Mushroom Products
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Jill Nussinow
9:00am-10:50am Identifying Trees and the Mushrooms commonly Associated to them
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Autumn summers
9:00am-11:50am Papermaking with Fungi (Pre-registration Online)
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Marilyn Hornor
Register
9:00am-11:50am Paper Making with Fungi
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Marilyn Hornor
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Mushrooms of the Oregon Coast
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Anna Moore
10:00am-11:50am Shibori Dyeing with Dyer’s Puffball
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Adrienne Rodriguez
Register
10:00am-10:50am Trees of Northern California and the Mushrooms That Love Them
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Autumn summers
10:00am-11:50am Resist Dyeing with Dyer’s Puffball
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Adrienne Rodriguez
Waiting List
10:00am-10:50am Chef Demo
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Danny Stoller
10:00am-10:50am Mushroom Microscopy: Seeing the Little Things
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Theresa Halula
10:00am-10:50am Entheogenic and Medicinal Mushrooms: Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul

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Rayne Grant
10:00am-10:50am Truffle Cultivation and Orchard Management
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Stephanie Jarvis
10:00am-10:50am Mycelial Mass: How to Build A Community That Supports Education
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Mario Gabiati
10:00am-10:50am Mordant for Natural Dyes
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Dustin Kahn
Waiting List
10:00am-10:50am The Commercial Cultivation of Specialty Mushrooms
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Justin Reyes
10:00am-11:50am Shibori Dyeing with Dyer’s Puffball
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Adrienne Rodriguez
Waiting List
11:00am-11:50am Unicorns and Fungus Based Utopias
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Philip Ross
11:00am-11:50am Kumihimo friendship bracelet
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Gayle Still
Waiting List
11:00am-11:50am Making and Preserving Spore Prints
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Theresa Halula
Register
11:00am-11:50am All you did not know you wanted to know about mushroom spores
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Else Vellinga
11:00am-11:50am Spore Prints
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Theresa Halula
11:00am-11:50am Topic: Evolution of mycorrhizal lifestyle in Amanita mushrooms.
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Britt Bunyard
11:00am-11:50am a first foray into the history of mycology
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Else Vellinga
11:00am-11:50am Fungi: Food and Sex
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Else Vellinga
12:00pm-12:40pm Lunch
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1:00pm-3:00pm Mushroom Microscopy
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Theresa Halula
1:00pm-2:50pm Mushroom Cultivation Seminar
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Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
1:00pm-3:50pm Introduction to Mushroom Dyes
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Tina Wistrom
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Hongos Insólitos de Mexico
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Alan Rockefeller
1:00pm-1:50pm Mushroom Foraging for Complete and Total Beginners
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Kevin Feinstein
1:00pm-3:00pm Shiitake log creation
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Gene Zierdt
1:00pm-1:50pm Mushroom Capture, Domestication, and Cultivation (Taken with Foray B)
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Ken Litchfield
Joe Lampe
1:00pm-2:50pm Needle Punching
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Jennifer Becker
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Mycoflora of North America
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Mikhael Selk
Kingman Bond graham
1:00pm-1:50pm Unlocking the Flavors of Mushrooms
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Zachary Mazi
1:00pm-2:50pm Make the Invisible Visible with Microscopy
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Theresa Halula
Waiting List
1:00pm-3:00pm Shittake Log Inoculation class
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Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Bioluminescent and fluorescent fungi
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Alan Rockefeller
1:00pm-3:50pm Creating a Coiled Basket (Pre-registration Online - Limit 10)
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Gayle Still
Register
1:00pm-1:50pm Cordyceps in East & West
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Daniel Winkler
1:00pm-3:50pm Block Printing: Exploring Mordants and Mushroom Dyes (Pre-registration Online)
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Kori Hargreave
Waiting List
1:00pm-3:50pm Introduction to Mushroom Dyes (Pre-registration Online)
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Tina Wistrom
Register
2:00pm-2:50pm Edible and Medicinal Plants of Northern California
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Autumn summers
2:00pm-2:50pm Key For Fungal Freedom
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Norman Andresen
2:00pm-2:50pm Chef Demo
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Ian Zabel
2:00pm-2:50pm A Review of Medicinal Mushrooms and Bioactive Compounds
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Gordon Walker
2:00pm-2:50pm Introduction to Mushroom ID - Keys
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Norm Andresen
2:00pm-5:00pm Shiitake Log Inoculation - (30 Minute Blocks - Limited # - Register at Camp)
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Katie Gallinger
2:00pm-2:50pm Mushrooms as Medicine: In Practice
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Jill Nussinow
2:00pm-2:50pm Matsie madness - Where wild matsutake grow, habitat and growth
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Norm Andresen
3:00pm-3:50pm Fungi in ecosystems: past, present, and future
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Gabriel Smith
3:00pm-4:50pm Mushroom Capture, Domestication, and Cultivation
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Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
3:00pm-3:50pm Mycoremediation
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Jill Easterday
3:00pm-3:50pm Edible Plants During Mushroom Season
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Kevin Feinstein
3:00pm-3:50pm The shoulders we stand on - A short foray into the history of mycology in California
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Else Vellinga
4:00pm-4:40pm test grid
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Rachel Zierdt
Saturday Evening
Time Activity  
5:15pm-6:00pm Cheese and Wine Socializing - Sunday Foray Sign-ups Begin Mark Todd
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew Julie Schreiber and crew
6:40pm-7:00pm Sunday Foray Signups Continue, Plus General Announcements  
Noon-7:00pm Silent Auction - Closes. Bid on your favorite items.  
7:00pm-7:30pm Live Auction Dick Perrone
7:30pm-8:30pm

Talk:The Impending Myco-cultural Revolution
Large scale organized commercial mushroom cultivation is a recent phenomenon. Mushrooms remain a hunter-gatherer food even today. In 1804, there were 1 billion people living on planet earth. By 2012, the population reached 7 billion. The number is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2045. Agriculture activities on earth have taxed the environment in an unsustainable pace. Mushroom cultivation could play an important and significant role in the near future in an earth-friendly manner. You have been invited to join the impending myco-cultural revolution.

David Law, founder of Gourmet Mushrooms

Sunday, Jan 17

Sunday Forays
Time Location Leader  
9:00am-3:00pm SPSP I: Woodside Hillside - Central Trail (Limit 15)
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Mike McCurdy
 
9:00am-3:00pm SPSP II: Upper Stump Beach (Limit 15)
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Aaron Miller
Michael Miller
 
10:15am-1:45pm Bohemia Preserve (Limit 20)
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Mikhael Selk
Britt Bunyard
 
10:30am-1:30pm Westminster Woods
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David Salomom
 
1:00pm-5:30pm Truffle Cultivation - a foray to an orchard in Windsor
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Stephanie Jarvis
 
Sunday Classes
Time Class/Workshop Instructor  
8:00am-9:40am How to make mushi
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Christopher murray Murray
9:00am-11:50am Botanical Printing on fabric
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Monique Risch-Meade
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Cultivation of Lion's Mane
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Glenn Walker
9:00am-11:50am Block Printing on Paper
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Judi Pettite
Waiting List
9:00am-11:00am Needle-felting for beginners #1
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Judy Christensen
Register
9:00am-11:50am Eco Printing on Silk
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Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Mushrooms and molecules—The fascinating chemistry of fungi In this talk, I will discuss some of the important chemicals made by
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Richard Tehan
9:00am-10:50am Needle Felting for Beginners
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Judy Christensen
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Topic: Research of insect mycophagy
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Britt Bunyard
9:00am-9:50am Bioluminescent Fungi
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Jill Easterday
9:00am-3:00pm Microscopy for Mycology
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Mike Wood
Brian Perry
Register
9:00am-9:50am California: Land of the Year Round Mushroom Forage
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Noah Siegel
9:00am-3:50pm Microscopy for Mycology
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Mike Wood
Brian Perry
Register
9:00am-11:50am Dye class -Exploring the California Rainbow
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Alissa Allen
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Mycoremediation
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Jill Easterday
9:00am-3:50pm Microscopy for Mycologygy: Microscope & ID Workshop (Pre-registration Online - Limit 20
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Darvin DeShazer
Brian Perry
Register
9:00am-3:50pm Eco Printing - New Techniques for Fabric and Paper (Pre-registration Online - Limit 12)
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Monique Risch-Meade
Waiting List
9:00am-11:50am An Exploration of Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of Northern California (Pre-registration Online)
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Alissa Allen
Waiting List
9:00am-11:50am Myco-Stix (Pre-registration Online - Limit 8)
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Dorothy Beebee
Waiting List
10:00am-10:50am Truffle Cultivation along the Western United States
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Stephanie Jarvis
10:00am-10:50am Truffles of the Pacific Northwest
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Stephanie Jarvis
10:00am-11:50am Chef Demo
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Patrick Hamilton
10:00am-10:50am Koji Fermentation Course: Mushroom
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Eleana Hsu
Register
10:00am-10:50am Mushroom Foraging for Absolute and Total Beginners
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Kevin Feinstein
10:00am-10:50am The mushroom marketplace: How cooperative trade between plants and fungi shapes our forests
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Laura Bogar
10:00am-10:50am Mycophagy: An Update on What We Know
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Zachary Mazi
10:00am-10:50am Truffle Cultivation of the West Coast (May be combined with Foray I)
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Stephanie Jarvis
10:00am-10:50am Presentation Name: Indigenous Mazatec Shamanism and Its Many Psilocybe species
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Kathleen Harrison
11:00am-11:50am DNA Analysis Overview
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Alan Rockefeller
11:00am-11:50am Edible Plants During Mushroom Season
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Kevin Feinstein
11:00am-11:50am Mushrooms Underwater
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Jonathan Frank
11:00am-11:50am Psilocybe Mushrooms and their Potential use in health and healing.
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Michael Beug
11:00am-11:50am Koji Salami
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Mario Gabiati
Register
11:00am-11:50am Chef Demo
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Connie Green
11:00am-11:50am Plant Pathology and Fungi
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Kristen Wickert
1:00pm-3:50pm Botanical Printing on paper
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Monique Risch-Meade
Register
1:00pm-1:50am Resources for Teaching about Mushrooms
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Jill Easterday
1:00pm-2:50pm Mushroom Mandalas: A Creative Celebration of Sacred Space
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David Gardella
1:00pm-3:50pm Felted Fungi Pods
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Sara Gibson
Waiting List
1:00pm-3:50pm Journaling- sketching and painting mushrooms
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Sharon Eisley
Register
1:00pm-3:00pm Tapestry
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Melanie Perkins
Register
1:00pm-3:50pm Tapestry Weaving with Mushroom Dyed Yarn (and a few with natural colors)
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Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Using Fungi to Help Save the Planet
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Rayne Grant
1:00pm-3:50pm Watercolor painting of mushrooms (Preregistration Online - Limit )
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Sharon Eisley
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Mushrooms on Your Plate: For Food or Medicine?
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Jill Nussinow
1:00pm-2:50pm Color Healing
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Grace Haris
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm The Fractal Nature of Nutrition
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Zachary Mazi
1:00pm-3:50pm Artist Ink from Mushrooms (Pre-registration Online)
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Judi Pettite
Waiting List
1:00pm-1:50pm Bee Research and the role of Fungus
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Paul Stamets
1:00pm-1:50pm Microscopy in Mycology
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Peter Werner
1:00pm-2:50pm Mushroom Mandalas: A Creative Celebration of Sacred Space
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Joe Lampe
2:00pm-2:50pm Basic Backyard Mushroom Videography.
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Glenn Walker
2:00pm-2:50pm Fungi Culinary Basics
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Jill Nussinow
2:00pm-4:00pm Oyster mushroom kit making
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John Grant
2:00pm-2:50pm Beginning Mushroom Identification Using the Kit Scates Picture Key
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Michael Beug
2:00pm-4:00pm Mushroom Mandalas: A Creative Celebration of Sacred Space
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David Gardella
2:00pm-2:50pm Chef Demo
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Chad Hyatt
2:00pm-2:50pm The Fractal Nature of Nutrition
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Zachary Mazi
2:00pm-2:50pm Exploring the 'fungal highway' in soils: hyphae as bacterial freeways
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Glade Dlott
2:00pm-2:50pm Cooking Japanese With Kiki
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Staff
2:00pm-2:50pm Exotic Japanese Mushrooms
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Kiki Leseed
2:00pm-2:50pm Edible and Medicinal Plants of Northern California
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Autumn summers
2:00pm-3:50pm Mushrooms Under the Microscope
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Peter Werner
2:00pm-3:50pm Oyster Mushroom Kit Making (Open Timing)
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John Grant
3:00pm-3:50pm Nutritional and Medicinal Effects of Fungi
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Jill Nussinow
3:00pm-3:50pm Cordyceps of the world, and Western USA
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Richard Tehan
3:00pm-3:50pm Fundamental Mycophagy: A Forest to Table Discussion of Eating Wild Mushrooms
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David Campbell
3:00pm-3:50pm Amatoxin Mushroom Poisoning and the Santa Cruz Protocol
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Todd Mitchell
4:00pm-5:00pm Mycologist Panel: Interactive Audience/Expert Discussion
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Staff
4:00pm-5:00pm Mycologists Panel Discussion
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Kingman Bond-Graham
Staff
Sunday Evening
Time Activity  
4:30pm-5:00pm Talk: Mushrooms & Bees: A Missing Link?
Paul will take you on adventure of discovery to a potential paradigm shifting discovery with global implications for  habitats, bees and human health.  He will make the case that there are molecular bridges connecting humans-tree-bees via mycelium. Bee ready to bee beedazzled!
Paul Stamets
5:00pm-5:30pm Wine and Socializing  
5:30pm-7:30pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew Julie Schreiber and crew
7:30pm-8:00pm Raffle and Announcements  
8:00pm-9:00pm

Talk: The Mushroom Matrix: The New Frontier
It's not Mars or the bottom of the ocean or the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It's right here -- where you are -- where there is no greater myco-incognita in the universe. As mycophiles we owe it to ourselves to learn our local myco-flora, even if this means dropping everything else we are doing in life. There’s no more rewarding enterprise than getting to know our mushroom "neighbors" and understanding the mushroom matrix that makes possible our very lives.

Renowned mycologist Gary Lincoff

Monday, Jan 18

Monday Classes
Time Class/Workshop Instructor  
9:00am-12:00am Monday Morning Dye Madness: Dye your own
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Gayle Still
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am Alaskan Fungi and Forests
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Kate Mohatt
9:00am-9:50am Mycoremediation
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Jill Easterday
9:00am-9:50am Mycorrhizal fungi of bristlecone pines, the oldest living organism on earth
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Briana Boaz
9:00am-9:45am Psilocybin and Lions Mane Mycelium and Neurogenesis
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Paul Stamets
9:00am-9:50am Fiber to Felt--Try a quick and neat version of felting to make a small casual swatch (Pre-registration Online - Limit 8)
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Marilyn Buss
Waiting List
9:00am-9:50am How mushrooms can harm us: myths and misunderstandings
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Dennis Benjamin
9:00am-11:50am Monday Morning Dye Madness: Dye Your Own - Open Studio (Pre-registra on Online - Limit 15)
Gayle Still
Waiting List
10:00am-11:50am Paul Stamets Speaks
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Paul Stamets
10:00am-10:45am Polypore Mycelium
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Paul Stamets
10:00am-10:50am Fiber to Felt--Try a quick and neat version of felting to make a small casual swatch (Pre-registration Online - Limit 8)
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Marilyn Buss
Register
10:00am-10:50am Good Fungi - Healthy Roots, Happy Plants
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Robert Kourik
10:00am-10:50am What is it about Truffles?
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David Campbell
11:00am-12:15pm Specimen Table Discussion - All are Welcome to Participate in Discussion
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George Riner
Mikhael Selk
12:00pm-1:00pm test grid 2
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Rachel Zierdt
1:00pm-3:00pm Tour of Mycopia Mushrooms (Limited # - Register at Camp)
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Justin Reyes

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Schedule last updated January 15, 2020

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