Mycological Society of San Francisco - Event Information

Event Name:MSSF General Meeting
Description: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 ( 

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

Event Date:10/16/2018
Event Time:7:00-10pm
Location:Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Fracisco, CA 94114

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