Mycological Society of San Francisco - Event Information
MSSF General Meeting
Each general meeting begins with mushroom identification, appetizers, wine tasting, and then features a guest speaker on a selected mycological topic. General meetings are open to the public.
Speaker: Autumn Summers
Inspired by the natural world since childhood, Autumn has studied herbalism and ethnobotany
for over 25 years focusing on the plants, seaweeds and mushrooms of Northern California.
Currently she teaches the uses, identification, cultivation and harvesting of local
edible and medicinal plants at the California School of Herbal Studies (www.cshs.com).
She guest teaches at Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies, Pepperwood Preserve
and Gathering Thyme and is an herbal consultant for the herbal company Herb Pharm.
Trees of Northern California and the Mushrooms That Love Them and Common Edible and Medicinal Plants
As you begin your journey foraging for mushrooms it’s helpful to learn where you are most likely to find them. Trees create much of the habitat for the many delectable edible, medicinal and dye mushrooms found in Northern California. Learn how to identify the common trees that make up the beautiful forests in our region and the common fungi that often partner with them. Intended for beginners, but all are welcome.
While it's easy to focus on our fungal friends when out in the woods, there are many other interesting species growing with them including California Bay, Yarrow, Huckleberry, Stinging Nettle, Oaks and more. Come learn about our local edible and medicinal plants that you may be walking by on your search for that perfect mushroom
Randall Museum 199 Museum Way San Fracisco, CA 94114