The aims of the Cascade Mycological Society are:

  • to study fungi;
  • to educate members and the public about fungi identification and ecology;
  • to promote conservation of fungi;
  • to promote health and safety in the gathering and consumption of edible fungi, and last and importantly;
  • to have fun!

big bolete 11=21=12The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) was created by a collective effort of people who share a common interest in and appreciation for the Kingdom of Fungi. In order to focus our fungal fascination, we have formed an educational non-profit [501(c) 3] organization dedicated to the study and enjoyment of fungi and we would like you to join us. CMS provides fungal events throughout the year, including guest speakers, the Mushroom Festival, field trips and forays, and research and education projects.

Ryan & daughter June w mushroomFor more details about these events, watch for announcements in the newspaper, by e-mail, the member newsletter, and on our web site. We also organize committees for event planning, conservation, education, culinary pursuits, etc. Let us know what kind of events and opportunities you would like to see CMS provide to the community. If you would like to support our “mushrooming” organization, please become a member. Our EIN# is 93-1274419.

Upcoming Events

September  2015
Events on September 7, 2015
  • Mushroom Cultivation Design Course (OR)
    When:September 12, 2015
    Location: Eugene, OR, USA
    Description: September 7 - 11, 2015: Mushroom Cultivation Design Course, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Come to Eugene, Oregon (Local address given upon registration) to learn the practices of mushroom growing in this unique 5 day hands course, with food and camping included, from a team of experienced cultivators. This course is an excellent primer for anyone thinking of working with mushrooms for food and medicine, sustainable agriculture, ecological landscaping, soil building, or business development.
    Cost: $650
    Contact: Ja Schindler
    Phone: 1-586-321-9727
    E-Mail: fungiforthepeople@gmail.com
    Details at: fungiforthepeople.org/upcoming-workshops/5-day-mushroom-cultivation-workshop
Events on September 14, 2015
  • MycoRemediation Design Course (OR)
    When:September 19, 2015
    Location: Eugene, OR, USA
    Description: September 14 - 18, 2015: MycoRemediation Design Course, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Come to Eugene, Oregon (Local address given upon registration) for a five day hands-on course where you will learn the practices and theories of working with Mushrooms and other Fungi to heal toxic soils, filter water, restore ecosystems, and empower communities.
    Cost: $650
    Contact: Ja Schindler
    Phone: 1-586-321-9727
    E-Mail: fungiforthepeople@gmail.com
    Details at: fungiforthepeople.org/upcoming-workshops/mycoremediation-design-course
Events on September 18, 2015
  • 15th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray (PA)
    When:September 21, 2015
    Location: Cook Forest State Park, 113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217, United States
    Description: The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club would like to announce the 15th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray. The event starts with a walk on Friday, led by Gary Lincoff, in Cook State Forest, an 8,500 acre old-growth forest near Clarion. On Saturday, more activities near North Park, with walks, presentations, auction, sales, and a mushroom feast. Identification will be the focus on Sunday (with microscopes and reagents available), along with a half-day program devoted to DNA-based identification of fungi. Updates will be posted on the club website: http://wpamushroomclub.org/.
Events on September 23, 2015
  • Cascade Mycological Society Presentation (OR)
    When:September 23, 2015
    Location: Amazon Community Recreation Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene
    Description: Cascade Mycological Society meetings will take place this year 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 include an identification session, a featured presentation, and seasonal mushroom tastings.
Events on September 24, 2015
  • NAMA Blue Ridge Foray 2015 (NC)
    When:September 28, 2015
    Location: the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina
    Description: This section of the Appalachians is one of the most biologically diverse forest communities in the world; it contains half of all the tree species known in the USA and includes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where about 2,500 species of fungi have been identified. Details: http://namyco.org/events/index.html