Special Interest Groups

We're working to deepen the breadth and depth of CMS knowledge and our special interest groups are here to help. Below is a listing of specialities. If you are looking for more information please reach out to the person listed and if you have a speciality of your own please let us know.

Microscopy and DNA Barcoding

Primary Contact: 
Joe O’Hallaron

Microscopy and DNA barcoding special interest group will meet year round, and aims to meet monthly. 

The goals of the group include advanced identification using microscopy and barcoding techniques, providing access to microscopes and barcoding gear to interested folks, sharing techniques and results, troubleshooting help, and eventually bringing specialists in to give classes or talks.

Medicinal Mycology

Primary Contact: 
Isabel Gareau

We meet approximately once a month to discuss various topics on medicinal mushrooms. The focus of our group is to share knowledge, personal experiences, and research about mushroom biochemistry and relevant health applications. Many members of the group work in healthcare and/or practice alternative medicine, including acupuncture and herbalism.



Primary Contact: 
Devin Laming

Our group is for all levels of mushroom cultivators. The overarching goal of this group is to share techniques, knowledge and genetics with fellow cultivators. Genetics swaps will be a part of all meetings, with trading and sharing being encouraged. We aim to meet at least once a month year-round.

Meetings and discussions will vary by month, with presentations, tours, and workshops as how we hope to spend the majority of gatherings of our group. Members of the hobbyist and commercial community are welcome, though the focus will be mainly on small scale cultivation.