Important Update from the Cascade Mycological Society
This fall, the Cascade Mycological Society will partner with City of Eugene Recreation Services to offer educational opportunities to the community and host our monthly meetings/presentations. Please save the dates.
Meeting Location and Date Change
Cascade Mycological Society meetings will take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month (September through May) at the Amazon Community Recreation Center at 2700 Hilyard St. from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Free and open to the public, they will include an identification session, a featured presentation, and seasonal mushroom tastings. Our first meeting of the season is Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Our fall classes include Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 and a Family Mushroom Foray on Saturday, November 7. These courses are open to both members and non-members. Pre-registration is required.
We are working on the dates for our fall member foray schedule.The purpose of a foray can be to hunt for edibles, collect for scientific study, or look at the beauty and diversity of mushrooms. Forays can last from an hour or two, to a multi-day overnight trip. Sometimes a leader brings a camp stove and ingredients to sample the harvest on site. If you are interested in leading or co-leading a foray this fall, please contact us to set a date. We can pair you with an experienced member of our club and teach you the ropes.
Fall Mushroom Festival
The Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Show and Fall Festival takes place this year on Sunday, October 25. Thanks to a Tourism Special Project Grant, we are expanding the festival to include a weekend of wild mushroom forays, cultivation workshops from Fungi for the People, mushroom tastings at local restaurants, a presentation by Food Writer and Mycophile Eugenia Bone, cooking demonstrations, a screening of the award winning slime mold documentary “The Creeping Garden” at the Bijou, and more!
Contact us to let us know how you want to volunteer.