CMS Meeting – October 16, 2019

  • When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a mushroom identification session. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

Our October meeting will be a joint meeting with the Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society. Lichenologist Daphne Stone will be talking about the amazing relationship between the plant and fungi worlds. Did you know it is thought that 95% of all plants have a relationship with fungi? Whether you are a gardner or a lover of all things fungi, this should be a fascinating presentation. Following Daphne’s presentation, chef Chad Hyatt, author of “The Mushroom Hunters Kitchen“, will offer up a “culinary mushroom experience”.

Daphne Stone has been studying lichens, bryophytes and fungi in the northwest for 40 years. She holds a PhD in ecology from the University of Oregon and is the founder of Stone Ecosurveys, a small business that specializes in lichen and other ecological surveys. Daphne works with a variety of agencies and organizations around the world to further interest, knowledge and protection of lichens. Her work with the Forest Service has helped use lichens to monitor air quality. Daphne is the president of Northwest Lichenologists and is an expert on the lichen genus Leptogium.

Chef Chad Hyatt has made a name for himself in Northern California and beyond by sharing his delicious spin on wild mushroom cookery at public and private events. Both an expert forager and classically trained chef, he has cooked in a variety of restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay area, where he can often be found putting on wild mushroom themed dinners and teaching mushroom related classes.

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