- 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!
The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) was created by a collective effort of people located in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon, 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.
Would you like to learn more about the mysterious world of fungi? Come mingle with and learn from expert mycologists and the local mushroom enthusiasts of CMS at our monthly meetings that are open to the public.
The Mount Pisgah Arboretum (MPA) Mushroom Festival is the largest educational event of the year for the Cascade Mycological Society. We have been involved since its inception in 1981 and are integral to its success.
CMS partners with the City of Eugene to offer seasonal educational forays and classes at Amazon Community Center. You will also encounter CMS members giving talks at various venues during the fall.
We know you are here to learn about mushrooms. So, here is some information to get you started.
If you want to learn a whole lot more, and meet lots of fun mycophiles …
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