We recently received the following message from a group based in Eugene, Oregon that offers courses on mushroom cultivation or environmental restoration. They are able to offer two scholarships and are inviting applications from anyone who is interested.
I am reaching out to your group and other mycological societies in the US and Canada to find people who are interested in mushroom cultivation or environmental restoration and would be in a position to make a positive impact on their community with the experience of attending a 5-Day hands-on seminar.
We are Fungi For The People, a non-profit research and education organization offering courses and workshops for home to small-business scale mushroom cultivation and environmental restoration.
Founded in 2011, our hands-on educational offerings have reached over 2,500 people from all over the world looking to gain skills and knowledge for working with fungi to grow food and promote ecological restoration.
Our mission is to meet people where they are, both economically and intellectually. We offer a broad range of courses and workshops throughout the year from our base in Eugene, Oregon and on visits to communities across the country, with the cost of attendance below the local minimum wage per course hour. Our courses are open to members of the public and we host attendees from many walks of life.
Recently we have secured an educational grant for offering 2 full scholarships in our long format 5-Day Mushroom Cultivation Design Course and 5-Day MycoRemediation Design Course.
We would be thankful if you could spread word of the opportunity to your group, if any member or acquaintances are interested in applying for the scholarship or attending our courses they can reach our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fungiforthepeople.org/ for more information.
Thank you for your time, and happy mushrooming!
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are held on the second Monday night of each month, from March
through October, at 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00. This year we are back at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007
York Street (Map).
The meetings are in Mitchell Hall. There is no charge to get into
the Botanic Gardens in the evening to attend a CMS meeting.
- CMS meetings provide an informal opportunity to
socialize and exchange information with others interested in mycology.
- Each meeting
features a lecture and/or slide presentation on mycology
or a related subject.
- Speakers include nationally known mycologists, outside
specialists and knowledgeable members
- Visitors & members are encouraged to bring the mushrooms
they find to the meetings.
- Knowledgeable members will be happy to help you identify the
mushrooms you have found.
Call for Volunteers for CMS — The Colorado Mycological
Society depends on volunteers from the membership to deliver its
services to the general membership. Many, if not most, of the volunteer
positions do not require extensive knowledge of mycology. What
they do require is enthusiasm and a willingness to
devote a few hours each month to the position.
Although most of
the committees currently have chairpersons assigned to them, there
are still a few that require a chairperson. If you would like to
volunteer for one of these "open" committee positions,
contact Karen Ryan by phone at 303-355-5966 or
If you would like to serve on a committee that is currently chaired
or obtain more information about the activities of the committee,
contact the chairperson directly.