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.

Download and print: 2019 Camp Schedule

Complete list of instructors

Saturday, Jan 18 2020

Saturday
# 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  
10:00am-12:00pm Cultivation Oriented Foray
class info
Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
 
10:00am-11:50am Mycoflora Project Observations
class info
Kingman Bond-Graham
Mikhael Selk
 
11:00am-12:00pm Truffle Foray
class info
Stephanie Jarvis
 
1:00pm-3:30pm Chapel Trail - CYO Grounds
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Alan Rockefeller
Mike McCurdy
 
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-4:00pm Main-Hall Mushroom Identification Tables
class info
Darvin DeShazer
3 9:00am-9:50am Amanita Best Mushrooms for Beginners
class info
Autumn summers
4 9:00am-9:50am Boletus The Growing World of Mushroom Products
class info
Jill Nussinow
5 9:00am-11:50am Chanterelle Paper Making with Fungi
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Marilyn Hornor
Waiting List
6 10:00am-10:50am Boletus Truffle Cultivation along the Western United States
class info
Stephanie Jarvis
7 10:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Front Resist Dyeing with Dyer’s Puffball
class info
Adrienne Rodriguez
Waiting List
8 10:00am-10:50am Cooking-Demo Chef Demo
class info
Danny Stoller
9 10:00am-10:50am Dermocybe Mushroom Microscopy: Seeing the Little Things
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Theresa Halula
10 10:00am-10:50am Amanita Entheogenic and Medicinal Mushrooms: Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul

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Rayne Grant
11 11:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Rear Kumihimo friendship bracelet
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Gayle Still
Waiting List
12 11:00am-11:50am Amanita All you did not know you wanted to know about mushroom spores
class info
Else Vellinga
13 11:00am-11:50am Dermocybe Spore Prints
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Theresa Halula
14 11:00am-11:50am Boletus Topic: Evolution of mycorrhizal lifestyle in Amanita mushrooms.
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Britt Bunyard
15 12:00pm-12:40pm Main-Hall Lunch
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16 1:00pm-3:50pm Harriman-Hall-Front Introduction to Mushroom Dyes
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Tina Wistrom
Waiting List
17 1:00pm-2:50pm Harriman-Hall-Rear Needle Punching
class info
Jennifer Becker
Waiting List
18 1:00pm-2:50pm Boletus Mycoflora of North America
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Mikhael Selk
Kingman Bond graham
19 1:00pm-1:50pm Chanterelle Unlocking the Flavors of Mushrooms
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Zachary Mazi
20 1:00pm-2:50pm Dermocybe Make the Invisible Visible with Microscopy
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Theresa Halula
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21 1:00pm-1:50pm Amanita Bioluminescent and fluorescent fungi
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Alan Rockefeller
22 2:00pm-2:50pm Chanterelle Key For Fungal Freedom
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Norman Andresen
23 2:00pm-2:50pm Amanita A Review of Medicinal Mushrooms and Bioactive Compounds
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Gordon Walker
24 2:00pm-2:50pm Cooking-Demo Cooking With Kiki
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Kiki Laseed
25 2:00pm-5:00pm Art-Shack Shiitake Log Inoculation - (30 Minute Blocks - Limited # - Register at Camp)
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Katie Gallinger
26 3:00pm-4:50pm Boletus Mushroom Capture, Domestication, and Cultivation
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Ken Litchfield
David Gardella
27 3:00pm-3:50pm Chanterelle Mycoremediation
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Jill Easterday
28 3:00pm-3:50pm Amanita Edible Plants During Mushroom Season
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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

Sunday
# 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  
9:00am-3:00pm SPSP I: Woodside Hillside - Central Trail (Limit 15)
class info
Mike McCurdy
 
9:00am-3:00pm SPSP II: Upper Stump Beach (Limit 15)
class info
Aaron Miller
Michael Miller
 
10:15am-1:45pm Bohemia Preserve (Limit 20)
class info
Mikhael Selk
Britt Bunyard
 
10:30am-1:30pm Westminster Woods
class info
David Salomom
 
1:00pm-5:30pm Truffle Cultivation - a foray to an orchard in Windsor
class info
Stephanie Jarvis
 
Sunday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
29 9:00am-11:50am Harriman-Hall-Front Eco Printing on Silk
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Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
30 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
31 9:00am-10:50am Art-Shack Needle Felting for Beginners
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Judy Christensen
Waiting List
32 9:00am-9:50am Boletus Topic: Research of insect mycophagy
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Britt Bunyard
33 9:00am-9:50am Chanterelle Bioluminescent Fungi
class info
Jill Easterday
34 9:00am-3:00pm Dermocybe Microscopy for Mycology
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Mike Wood
Brian Perry
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35 10:00am-10:50am Amanita Truffle Cultivation and Orchard Management
class info
Stephanie Jarvis
36 10:00am-10:50am Boletus Koji Fermentation Course: Mushroom
class info
Eleana Hsu
37 10:00am-10:50am Chanterelle Mushroom Foraging for Absolute and Total Beginners
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Kevin Feinstein
38 11:00am-11:50am Amanita DNA Analysis Overview
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Alan Rockefeller
39 11:00am-11:50am Boletus Cordyceps of the world, and Western USA
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Richard Tehan
40 11:00am-11:50am Chanterelle Mycelial Mass Presents: Low Tech Mushroom Cultivation
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Mario Gabiati
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41 1:00pm-2:50pm Main-Hall Mushroom Mandalas: A Creative Celebration of Sacred Space
class info
David Gardella
42 1:00pm-3:50pm Harriman-Hall-Front Tapestry Weaving with Mushroom Dyed Yarn (and a few with natural colors)
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Melanie Perkins
Waiting List
43 1:00pm-1:50pm Amanita Using Fungi to Help Save the Planet
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Rayne Grant
44 1:00pm-3:50pm Chanterelle Watercolor painting of mushrooms (Preregistration Online - Limit )
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Sharon Eisley
Waiting List
45 1:00pm-1:50pm Boletus Mushrooms on Your Plate: For Food or Medicine?
class info
Jill Nussinow
46 1:00pm-2:50pm Art-Shack Color Healing
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Grace Haris
Waiting List
47 2:00pm-4:00pm Spore-Zone Oyster mushroom kit making
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John Grant
48 2:00pm-2:50pm Cooking-Demo Chef Demo
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Ian Zabel
49 2:00pm-2:50pm Amanita The Fractal Nature of Nutrition
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Zachary Mazi
50 2:00pm-2:50pm Boletus Exploring the 'fungal highway' in soils: hyphae as bacterial freeways
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Glade Dlott
51 3:00pm-3:50pm Boletus Mycelial Mass: How to Build A Community That Supports Education
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Mario Gabiati
52 3:00pm-3:50pm Amanita The mushroom marketplace: How cooperative trade between plants and fungi shapes our forests
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Laura Bogar
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
8:00pm-10:00pm Convivial Hobnobbing.

Monday, Jan 20 2020

Monday Classes
# Time Location Class/Workshop Instructor  
53 9:00am-12:00am Harriman-Hall-Front Monday Morning Dye Madness: Dye your own
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Gayle Still
Waiting List
54 10:00am-11:01am Main-Hall The Fungi Bar is Open
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David Campbell
55 10:00am-10:45am Main-Hall Psilocybin and Lions Mane Mycelium and Neurogenesis
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Paul Stamets
56 10:30am-11:50am Amanita Specimen Table Discussion - All are Welcome to Participate in Discussion
class info
George Riner
Mikhael Selk
57 11:00am-11:45am Main-Hall Polypore Mycelium
class info
Paul Stamets
58 1:00pm-3:00pm Main-Hall Tour of Mycopia Mushrooms (Limited # - Register at Camp)
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Justin Reyes

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Schedule last updated December 12, 2019

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