The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt/tax-deductible non-profit Arizona corporation, and is the state affiliate of the North American Mycological Association. We offer a variety of forays, educational meetings, dinners, and other events designed to appeal to novices and experienced mushroom hunters alike.
2019 Annual Foray!
The 2019 Annual Foray will be August 2-4 at the Sunrise Park Resort Hotel in Greer, Arizona.
This year we will be joined by a cohort of Californians including Alisa Allen, who will be teaching on dyeing with mycopigments, Chad Hyatt who will be showing cooking techniques and tasty dishes with local finds, and our keynote speaker, mycologist, author, and photographer, Noah Siegel.
We are currently planning the agenda with workshops and forays. Registration for the event will open before the end of June.
June 23 Flagstaff Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with local expert Kevin Fitzgerald. This workshop is perfect for the home-based mushroom cultivation hobbyist or those exploring the potential for small-scale commercial production. In addition to learning about mushroom cultivation, you will get an opportunity to purchase mushroom grown products and foods from Tina Campbell. Tina and Kevin have grown their business from the ground up and are uniquely qualified to share techniques and lessons learned on how to grow mushrooms and create value added products from a home-based business.
Where: Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, Flagstaff, AZ
When: Sunday, June 23 - Two Sessions 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
*10:00 a.m. session is currently full and there is a wait list. Only a few more spots for the 1:00 p.m. session!
How: Please register ASAP before the space for this event is filled.
LEATHERS SCHOLARSHIP 2019
The AMS Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the Dr. Chester Leathers Graduate Student Scholarship has been awarded to Nicole Colón-Carrión, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Betsy Arnold's lab at the U. of A. School of Plant Science.
Nicole is studying mycorrhizal relationships between fungi and tropical trees, with a particular interest in helping speed the reforestation of her native Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. In doing so, she is enlisting the aid of a number of citizen scientists, including schoolchildren who are being introduced to the scientific method.
The award comes with a grant of $1000, which will be used for travel costs for her fieldwork in Puerto Rico. We are delighted to be able to assist her. The many AMS members who have participated in our fund-raising raffles and auctions can take pride in seeing their generosity making a difference.
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Your $15 per year membership is valid for your entire household, and entitles you to benefits like
guided forays, mushroom dinners, and members-only maps for more successful hunts.