2020 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Class & Workshop Schedule

It probably goes without saying, but please remember that classes and workshops are only open to registered campers.

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Registration

Some workshops have limited space, and require registration on a "first come, first served" basis. If you are interested in participating in any of these workshops, be sure to first register for SOMA Camp, then click the appropriate link to register for the workshop.

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.

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Complete list of instructors

Saturday, Jan 18 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
8:00am -11:30am Main Hall Check in, sign the liabilty waiver and pick up your badge SOMA Camp Registrar
Saturday Forays
# Time Title/Location Leader  
A 10:00am-12:00pm Cultivation Oriented Foray
class info
Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
 
B 10:00am-11:50am Chapel Trail - CYO Grounds
class info
Alan Rockefeller
Mike McCurdy
 
C 11:00am-12:00pm Truffle Foray
class info
Darvin DeShazer
 
D 2:00pm-3:50pm Mycoflora Project Observations
class info
Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
Saturday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
1 8:00am-11:30am Main-Hall EVERYONE - Check in to SOMA Camp
class info
Staff
2 9:00am-9:50am Amanita Best Mushrooms for Beginners
class info
Autumn summers
3 9:00am-9:50am Boletus The Growing World of Mushroom Products
class info
Jill Nussinow
4 9:00am-11:50am Chanterelle Paper Making with Fungi
class info
Marilyn Hornor
Waiting List
5 10:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Front Resist Dyeing with Dyer’s Puffball
class info
Adrienne Rodriguez
Waiting List
6 10:00am-10:50am Cooking-Demo Chef Demo
class info
Danny Stoller
7 10:00am-10:50am Amanita Entheogenic and Medicinal Mushrooms: Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul

class info
Rayne Grant
8 10:00am-10:50am Boletus Mycelial Mass: How to Build A Community That Supports Education
class info
Mario Gabiati
9 11:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Rear Kumihimo friendship bracelet
class info
Gayle Still
Waiting List
10 11:00am-11:50am Amanita All you did not know you wanted to know about mushroom spores
class info
Else Vellinga
11 11:00am-11:50am Dentinum Spore Prints
class info
Theresa Halula
12 11:00am-11:50am Boletus Topic: Evolution of mycorrhizal lifestyle in Amanita mushrooms.
class info
Britt Bunyard
13 12:00pm-12:40pm Main-Hall Lunch
class info
14 1:00pm-3:50pm Harriman-Hall-Front Introduction to Mushroom Dyes
class info
Tina Wistrom
Waiting List
15 1:00pm-2:50pm Harriman-Hall-Rear Needle Punching
class info
Jennifer Becker
Waiting List
16 1:00pm-1:50pm Boletus Mycoflora of North America
class info
Mikhael Selk
Kingman Bond graham
17 1:00pm-1:50pm Chanterelle Unlocking the Flavors of Mushrooms
class info
Zachary Mazi
18 1:00pm-2:50pm Dentinum Make the Invisible Visible with Microscopy
class info
Theresa Halula
Waiting List
19 1:00pm-1:50pm Amanita Bioluminescent and fluorescent fungi
class info
Alan Rockefeller
20 2:00pm-2:50pm Chanterelle Key For Fungal Freedom
class info
Norman Andresen
21 2:00pm-2:50pm Cooking-Demo Chef Demo
class info
Ian Zabel
22 2:00pm-2:50pm Amanita A Review of Medicinal Mushrooms and Bioactive Compounds
class info
Gordon Walker
23 2:00pm-5:00pm Art-Shack Shiitake Log Inoculation - (30 Minute Blocks - Limited # - Register at Camp)
class info
Katie Gallinger
24 3:00pm-4:50pm Boletus Mushroom Capture, Domestication, and Cultivation
class info
Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
25 3:00pm-3:50pm Chanterelle Mycoremediation
class info
Jill Easterday
26 3:00pm-3:50pm Amanita Edible Plants During Mushroom Season
class info
Kevin Feinstein
Saturday Evening
# Time Activity  
9:00am -7:00pm Silent Auction - Bid on your favorite items.  
5:30pm-6:15pm Cheese and Convivial Hobnobbing - Sunday Foray Sign-ups Begin Mark Todd
6:15pm-7:30pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew SOMA culinary crew
6:00pm-7:00pm Sunday Foray Signups Continue, Plus General Announcements  
6:00pm -7:00pm Silent Auction - Rolling Closes.  
7:30pm-8:30pm Main Speaker Topic: A lot has been said about the importance of biodiversity in developing our understanding of how the world works, but how do professional mycologists document fungal diversity in an understudied region? We will explore how to collect and document mushroom diversity by using our research in the West African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe as a case study. When sampling a region for the first time, how do you put names on the multitude of specimens encountered? Does a particular taxonomic entity represent a new species or has it been described previously, and if so, what is its currently accepted name? How similar or different do specimens need to be to represent the same or different species? What tools do we use to make such determinations? For that matter, what is a species and how do we delimit them? We will address these questions and more while presenting the results from our pioneering expeditions to the islands at the center of the world. Dennis Desjardin & Brian Perry

Sunday, Jan 19 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
8:00am -10am Main Hall Prepare your packed Sunday Lunch. There is no other lunch provided at CYO on Sunday CYO services
Sunday Forays
# Time Title/Location Leader  
E 9:00am-3:00pm SPSP I: Woodside Hillside - Central Trail (Limit 15)
class info
Mike McCurdy
 
F 9:00am-3:00pm SPSP II: Upper Stump Beach (Limit 15)
class info
Aaron Miller
Michael Miller
 
G 10:15am-1:45pm Bohemia Preserve (Limit 20)
class info
Mikhael Selk
Britt Bunyard
 
H 10:30am-1:30pm Westminster Woods
class info
David Salomom
 
Sunday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
27 9:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Front Eco Printing on Silk
class info
Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
28 9:00am-9:50am Amanita Mushrooms and molecules—The fascinating chemistry of fungi In this talk, I will discuss some of the important chemicals made by
class info
Richard Tehan
29 9:00am-10:50am Art-Shack Needle Felting for Beginners
class info
Judy Christensen
Waiting List
30 9:00am-9:50am Boletus Topic: Research of insect mycophagy
class info
Britt Bunyard
31 9:00am-9:50am Chanterelle Bioluminescent Fungi
class info
Jill Easterday
32 9:00am-3:00pm Dentinum Microscopy for Mycology
class info
Mike Wood
Brian Perry
Register
33 10:00am-11:50am Cooking-Demo Chef Demo
class info
Patrick Hamilton
34 10:00am-10:50am Boletus Koji Fermentation Course: Mushroom
class info
Eleana Hsu
Register
35 10:00am-10:50am Chanterelle Mushroom Foraging for Absolute and Total Beginners
class info
Kevin Feinstein
36 10:00am-10:50am Amanita The mushroom marketplace: How cooperative trade between plants and fungi shapes our forests
class info
Laura Bogar
37 11:00am-11:50am Amanita DNA Analysis Overview
class info
Alan Rockefeller
38 11:00am-11:50am Chanterelle Koji Salami
class info
Mario Gabiati
Register
39 11:00am-11:50am Boletus Plant Pathology and Fungi
class info
Kristen Wickert
40 1:00pm-2:50pm Main-Hall Mushroom Mandalas: A Creative Celebration of Sacred Space
class info
David Gardella
41 1:00pm-3:50pm Harriman-Hall-Front Tapestry Weaving with Mushroom Dyed Yarn (and a few with natural colors)
class info
Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
42 1:00pm-1:50pm Amanita Using Fungi to Help Save the Planet
class info
Rayne Grant
43 1:00pm-3:50pm Chanterelle Watercolor painting of mushrooms (Preregistration Online - Limit )
class info
Sharon Eisley
Waiting List
44 1:00pm-1:50pm Boletus Mushrooms on Your Plate: For Food or Medicine?
class info
Jill Nussinow
45 1:00pm-2:50pm Art-Shack Color Healing
class info
Grace Haris
Waiting List
46 2:00pm-4:00pm Spore-Zone Oyster mushroom kit making
class info
John Grant
47 2:00pm-2:50pm Amanita The Fractal Nature of Nutrition
class info
Zachary Mazi
48 2:00pm-2:50pm Boletus Exploring the 'fungal highway' in soils: hyphae as bacterial freeways
class info
Glade Dlott
49 2:00pm-2:50pm Cooking-Demo Exotic Japanese Mushrooms
class info
Kiki Leseed
50 3:00pm-3:50pm Amanita Cordyceps of the world, and Western USA
class info
Richard Tehan
51 3:00pm-3:50pm Boletus Fundamental Mycophagy: A Forest to Table Discussion of Eating Wild Mushrooms
class info
David Campbell
Sunday Evening
# Time Activity  
5:00pm-6:00pm Convivial Hobnobbing  
6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner by SOMA Feast Crew Chef Julie Schreiber and SOMA culinary crew
After dessert 8:00pm-10:00pm The film Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg. SOMA contributed to the initial funding.

Monday, Jan 20 2020

# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
7:00am -8:30am Main Hall Breakfast CYO services
Monday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
52 9:00am-12:00am Harriman-Hall-Front Monday Morning Dye Madness: Dye your own
class info
Gayle Still
Waiting List
53 9:00am-9:45am Main-Hall Psilocybin and Lions Mane Mycelium and Neurogenesis
class info
Paul Stamets
54 10:00am-10:45am Main-Hall Polypore Mycelium
class info
Paul Stamets
55 11:00am-12:15pm Amanita Specimen Table Discussion - All are Welcome to Participate in Discussion
class info
George Riner
Mikhael Selk
56 1:00pm-3:00pm Main-Hall Tour of Mycopia Mushrooms (Limited # - Register at Camp)
class info
Justin Reyes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
12:30pm -1:30pm Main Hall Lunch CYO services

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Schedule last updated January 15, 2020

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