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Second Annual East Bay Fungal Gathering

Join us for our Second Annual East Bay Fungal Gathering! The purpose of this event is fungus education through mushroom focused activities, lectures, displays and mushroom taxonomy. Additionally, there will be local fungus vendors covering everything from culinary fungi to mushroom themed apparel, and organizations showcasing mycological centered projects such as myco-remediation. Free admission!

Check out some of the great activities we have planned:

Mushroom Foray Display
Admire the beautiful collection of fungi collected by Bay Area Applied Mycology.

Children’s Area
Kids can paint their own terra cotta pots or have fun with mushroom-themed coloring pages.

All Day Raffles
Raffles of mushroom-related items throughout the day.

Mushroom Cultivation Demonstrations:
-BYOL (Bring Your Own Log) Plugging
-Sterile Straw Kits
-Mushroom Cap Culture

Cooking Demonstrations
The DVC Culinary Arts Department will showcase some of the ways you can incorporate mushrooms into delicious dishes.

Plant Sale
Choose from a wide variety of plants propagated in the nursery by DVC Horticulture students. Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Lecture Topics:

Mushroom Cultivation by Ken Litchfield
Naturalist and retired professor of Mushroom Cultivation

Mycorrhizae by J.R. Blair
Lecturer in Biology and Director of San Francisco State Sierra Nevada Field Campus

The Roles of Fungi in Forest Ecosystems by Tom Bruns
Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley

The Trials & Tribulations of Collecting Abroad by Brennan Wenck-Reilly
Photographer and Biology professor

Can Mushrooms Save the Bees? by Greg Fellows
DVC Bee Club President/ Founder, DVC Horticulture Graduate

Sunday, 12/15/19

Contact:

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Cost:

Free

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DVC Horticulture

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