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THE 20TH ANNUAL MCCLOUD MUSHROOM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD MAY 25TH & 26TH, 2024!

HELD EVERY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, THE MCCLOUD MUSHROOM, MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE PROLIFERATION OF WILD MUSHROOM HUNTING THAT OCCURS EVERY SPRING IN AND AROUND MCCLOUD. WITH OVER 100 ARTISAN, CRAFT, AND FOOD VENDORS, MCCLOUD DRAWS MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE FOR THIS TWO-DAY EVENT. DURING THIS FESTIVAL, YOU CAN ENJOY MUSHROOM FORAGING WITH LOCAL CHRIS FARLEY, AND MUSIC FROM LOCAL AND WELL-KNOWN BANDS.

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

DANIEL NICKELS


SINCE 2016, WEST COAST BORN SINGER/SONGWRITER DANIEL NICKELS HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING REGIONAL OREGON WITH HIS REFRESHING ROCKIN AMERICANA SOUND. MOST RECENTLY DANIEL AND HIS BAND HAS OPENED FOR CLINT BLACK, MITCHELL TENPENNY AND KELSEA BALLERINI IN 2023. DANIEL DELIVERS THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF HIT AMERICANA AND COUNTRY SOUNDS BY INFUSING HIS LYRICS TO EVOKE STRONG EMOTIONS AND VIVID IMAGERY OF THE “AMERICANA DREAM”. HIS MUSICAL INFLUENCES STEM FROM ARTIST SUCH AS JASON ISBELL, JOHN MAYER, TOM PETTY, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND MUMFORD AND SONS. DANIEL’S SONGWRITING CAREER TOOK OFF WHEN HE WAS MENTORED UNDER THE SAME SONGWRITING INSTRUCTOR AS KATY PERRY. WHETHER PERFORMING ON STAGE FOR A LARGE AUDIENCE WITH HIS BAND TO PLAYING FOR MORE INTIMATE SETTINGS, DANIEL’S HEART AND SOUL IS ALWAYS ON FULL DISPLAY TO HIS AUDIENCE.
COME JOIN THE FAMILY AND BE A PART OF THE ADVENTURE.
LISTEN HERE FIRST: DANIEL NICKELS MUSIC

MOUNTAINTOP SOUND

BLENDING A MIX OF AMERICANA, FOLK, AND A HINT OF GRASS, MOUNTAINTOP SOUND COMPRISES AN ECLECTIC GROUP OF MUSICIANS BRINGING AN UNMISTAKABLE VOCAL BLEND TO THE FOREFRONT. THEY DRAW INFLUENCES FROM TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS TUNES, CONTEMPORARY AMERICANA, LYRICAL EMOTIONS OFTEN FELT FROM SINGER-SONGWRITER FAVORITES, AND THE RELAXED VIBE FOUND IN JAMGRASS. FEATURING SEASONED MUSICIANS STEVEN SWIFT AND APRIL MCPHERSON, THEY LOVE JAMMING ANYWHERE AND WITH ANYONE.

LISTEN HERE FIRST: MOUNTAINTOP SOUND MUSIC

WES YOUSSI & THE COUNTY CHAMPS

WES YOUSSI IS A SINGER & SONGWRITER OF COUNTRY MUSIC. THOUGH ORIGINALLY HAILING FROM THE WOODS OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HE’S CALLED OREGON HOME SINCE 1995. IN HIS SHORT LIFE OF 38 SOME ODD YEARS HE HAS: BUSED TABLES IN INDIANA, PUNCHED A MAN IN THE FACE, BEEN LAID-OFF, MARRIED, MADE KIDS, LIVED IN DETROIT, ATE A COCKROACH, SHOT DOWN A TREE, AND UNKNOWINGLY PURCHASED A FORMER COP CAR.
WITH HIS ORIGINAL SONGS AND LOYAL COMPANIONS HE: PLAYS BARS, SWEATS HARD, AND MEETS ALL KINDS OF GREAT PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY TO WHICH HE IS ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.

LISTEN HERE FIRST: WES YOUSSI & THE COUNTY CHAMPS

SHELLEY RUSK

SHELLEY’S BACKGROUND AS A PIANIST, FLUTIST AND VOCALIST AND AS A FIRST CALL STUDIO SINGER IN INDIANAPOLIS, CINCINNATI, DALLAS AND LOS ANGELES HAVE MADE HER ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND VERSATILE SINGERS IN THE NATION. AS A PROFESSIONAL SINGER, SHELLEY HAS SUNG WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS JOHNNY MATHIS, DOLLY PARTON, DONNA SUMMER, SANDI PATTI, AND GAITHER VOCAL BAND- BOTH IN THE RECORDING STUDIO AND IN CONCERT. SHE HAS ALSO RECORDED COMMERCIALS FOR COCA-COLA, MCDONALD’S, KROGER, FAZOLI’S AND MANY OTHERS.
AS A CONCERT ARTIST, SHE HAS PERFORMED IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SETTINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD.
LISTEN HERE FIRST: SHELLEY RUSK MUSIC

NEW WAVE CRAVE

NEW WAVE CRAVE IS THE HIGH-ENERGY 80’S TRIBUTE BAND THAT’S MORE 80’S THAN 1980! BRING THE GENERATIONS TOGETHER TO SWEAT THE DANCE FLOOR WITH POPULAR SONGS BY MADONNA, THE B-52’S, CINDY LAUPER, THE CURE + PLENTY MORE! SCALABLE LINEUP WITH UP TO SIX PERFORMERS– FILL ANY SIZE STAGE! ENOUGH EXCELLENT LIVE MUSIC TO PLAY UP TO A FIVE HOUR ENGAGEMENT.

LISTEN HERE FIRST: NEW WAVE CRAVE MUSIC

CHAD BUSHNELL

IF THERE WAS A TRUE AUTHENTIC SPIRIT TO CROSS THE THRESHOLD OF COUNTRY MUSIC WITH CHRISTIAN STANDARDS, IT WOULD BE CHAD BUSHNELL.
IF THERE WAS A TRUE AUTHENTIC SPIRIT TO CROSS THE THRESHOLD OF COUNTRY MUSIC WITH CHRISTIAN STANDARDS, IT WOULD BE CHAD BUSHNELL. HIS ROOTS DATE BACK DOWN HIS FAMILY LINEAGE THE PAST 4 GENERATIONS MADE OF COWBOYS AND SINGERS, SOME OF WHICH SHARED THE STAGE WITH THE LATE BOB HOPE. CHAD EXUDES THE AMERICANA SPIRIT WRAPPED UP INTO HIS LYRICS AND MELODIES. MOSTLY INSPIRED AS A CHILD GROWING UP SINGING IN CHURCH AND CONSTANT INSPIRATION FROM HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER, HIS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ROOTS RUN DEEP.

HE HAS OPENED FOR DWIGHT YOAKAM, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, NEIL MCCOY, BILLY CURRINGTON, MARK WILLS, COLLIN RAYE, MARK CHESNUTT, JERROD NEIMANN, EXILE AND MANY OTHERS OVER THE YEARS. WHILE CHAD ISN’T TOURING AND OPENING FOR CURRENT COUNTRY STARS SUCH AS LEE BRICE, AARON WATSON AND SCOTTY MCCREERY.
​CHAD’S SINGLE “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO” HIT #1 ON THE CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS IN DECEMBER 2018 RIGHT BY GEORGE STRAIT AND LAUREN ALAINA. HE WENT ON TO HAVE TWO MORE #1 CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONGS INCLUDING “THAT AIN’T MY CHURCH” AND THANK GOD”.

LISTEN HERE FIRST: CHAD BUSHNELL MUSIC

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CHRIS FARLEY- WILD MUSHROOM FORAGING

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE FIELDS, FORESTS, RIVERS, LAKES, MOUNTAINS, STREAMS, MEADOWS, AND PONDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY BACKYARD. AS A KID MY MAIN GOAL IN LIFE WAS TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE OUTDOORS. THAT GOAL HAS NOT CHANGED… IN 2008, I TURNED TO AGRICULTURE AS A FULL-TIME OCCUPATION. I MANAGED SMALL FARMS, APPLE HILL ORCHARDS, GREENHOUSES, KEPT HONEYBEES, AND LEASED AND OPERATED THE LATE AMIGO BOB CANTISANO’S ORGANIC FARM IN THE HILLS OF GRASS VALLEY.
AMIGO BOB’S SOLE PURPOSE IN LIFE WAS THE PURSUIT AND PROLIFERATION OF HIGH-QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTION. AMIGO BOB WAS A CALIFORNIA LEGEND AND POWERHOUSE INFLUENCE IN THE FIELD OF ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTION. SEVERAL YEARS LATER MY DAUGHTER MAYBELLE WAS BORN AND THE NEVER ENDING, DEMANDING, ALL-CONSUMING CHORES OF FARMING COLLIDED WITH THE NEW RESPONSIBILITIES OF FATHERHOOD, AND LEAD ME IN SEARCH OF A NEW PATH.

THREE MONTHS LATER, I BEGAN TO HEAR WHISPERS OF MUSHROOMS IN THE HILLS. I WAS AT THE BEAR VALLEY MARKET ON HIGHWAY 49 AND I OVERHEARD A CONVERSATION ABOUT MORELS IN GEORGETOWN, CA. I TOLD A COUPLE FRIENDS WHO I KNEW HAD BEEN HUNTING MUSHROOMS FOR A FEW YEARS, AND A WEEK LATER WE WERE HIKING ALL OVER STUMPY MEADOWS WITH MAYBELLE IN TOW EVERY DAY. FAST FORWARD, AND I HAVE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF SPRING AND FALL SEASONS IN SEARCH OF EDIBLE MUSHROOMS UP AND DOWN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. MOST RECENTLY, MY FAMILY AND I HAVE SPENT THE LAST FOUR YEARS LIVING OFF GRID AT THE BASE OF MOUNT SHASTA. I HIKE THOUSANDS OF MILES ANNUALLY (WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM BEING ON AND AROUND MOUNT SHASTA) IN THE PURSUIT OF EDIBLE WILD MUSHROOMS AND OTHER EDIBLE PLANTS.

I AM EXCITED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND MY KNOWLEDGE TO PEOPLE DURING THIS MUSHROOM FORAGE, AND I HOPE, CREATE A PASSION FOR THE HUNT LIKE MINE.

WORKSHOP TITLE:
BIOPROSPECTING OF MUSHROOM’S WITH ANDREW REED

IN HIS KEYNOTE, ANDREW REED EXPLORES THE PRACTICE OF BIOPROSPECTING, FRAMING IT AS A MEANINGFUL WAY TO RECONNECT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD. WITH A BACKGROUND IN NURTURING MOSSY CREEK MUSHROOMS, ANDREW SHARES PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND THE SIMPLE JOYS FOUND IN THE SEARCH FOR UNIQUE FUNGAL VARIETIES. THIS JOURNEY INTO THE WILD SERVES AS A REMINDER OF THE INTRICATE WEB OF BIODIVERSITY THAT SURROUNDS US.
ANDREW DISCUSSES HOW BIOPROSPECTING NOT ONLY CONTRIBUTES TO THE FIELD OF MYCOLOGY BY UNCOVERING NEW STRAINS FOR CULTIVATION BUT ALSO ENCOURAGES US TO ENGAGE WITH OUR ENVIRONMENT MORE THOUGHTFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY. THROUGH ANECDOTES AND INSIGHTS, HE REVEALS HOW THIS DELIBERATE SEARCH CAN LEAD TO A DEEPER APPRECIATION FOR AND UNDERSTANDING OF NATURE’S COMPLEXITIES.
THIS TALK PRESENTS BIOPROSPECTING AS AN ACCESSIBLE APPROACH TO CULTIVATING A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ECOSYSTEMS WE INHABIT. ANDREW INVITES LISTENERS TO CONSIDER THEIR OWN INTERACTIONS WITH NATURE, ADVOCATING FOR CURIOSITY, CONSERVATION, AND A SHARED COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING THE RICHNESS OF OUR PLANET.

WHO IS ANDREW REED?

BASED IN TENNESSEE, ANDREW REED HEADS MOSSY CREEK MUSHROOMS, WHERE A DEEP-ROOTED PASSION FOR FUNGI AND BIODIVERSITY SHAPES EVERY PROJECT. ANDREW’S JOURNEY INTO MYCOLOGY IS DRIVEN BY A SIMPLE YET PROFOUND BELIEF: THE DIVERSITY OF DOMESTICATED MUSHROOMS CAN AND SHOULD EXPAND TO MATCH THAT OF DOMESTICATED PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

AS A MUSHROOM BREEDER, ANDREW HAS INTRODUCED VARIETIES LIKE THE MOTHER OF PEARL OYSTER, KING BLUE OYSTER, AND BS26 OYSTER TO THE WORLD. HIS GOAL IS NOT JUST TO INNOVATE BUT TO BRING AN ARRAY OF FORMS, FLAVORS, AND PHENOTYPES TO THE FOREFRONT OF CULTIVATION. THIS EFFORT IS UNDERPINNED BY A COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS THROUGH THE MYCOLOGEUM, A PROJECT DEDICATED TO THE LONG-TERM STORAGE AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION OF BIOPROSPECTED STRAINS.

THE MYCOLOGEUM IS MORE THAN A LIBRARY; IT’S A TESTAMENT TO ANDREW’S COMMITMENT TO MYCOLOGY. BY SECURING STRAINS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND MAKING THEM AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT USE, HE HOPES TO CONTRIBUTE TO A RICHER, MORE DIVERSE FUNGAL LANDSCAPE. THIS INCLUDES NOT ONLY INTRODUCING NEW STRAINS BUT ALSO PRESERVING THE ORIGINAL ONES, WITH DETAILED RECORDS INCLUDING GPS LOCATIONS AND DNA SEQUENCING, TO ENSURE THEIR LEGACY.

ON THE MOSSY CREEK MUSHROOMS YOUTUBE CHANNEL, ANDREW SHARES HIS EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, FOCUSING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY, CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES, AND THE JOYS OF BIOPROSPECTING. IT’S HERE THAT HE CONNECTS WITH FELLOW FUNGI ENTHUSIASTS, OFFERING INSIGHTS AND INSPIRATION WITHOUT SEEKING THE SPOTLIGHT.

THROUGH EVERY ENDEAVOR, ANDREW’S WORK REFLECTS A BALANCE BETWEEN HIS AMBITIONS FOR THE FUNGAL
KINGDOM AND A HUMBLE APPROACH TO HIS ROLE WITHIN IT. AT MOSSY CREEK MUSHROOMS, IT’S ABOUT
NURTURING A COLLECTIVE APPRECIATION FOR MUSHROOMS AND FOSTERING A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE IS INVITED TO EXPLORE AND LEARN.

WORKSHOP TITLE:
PRESERVATION AND USE OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS WITH ANGELIC GARZA

WORKSHOP TITLE:
CHEN RENYU’S JUNPU:
FORAGING WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S EARLIEST MUSHROOM MANUAL
WITH DYLAN GOLDFINE-MIDDLETON

INTRODUCING THE JUNPU《菌譜》(“MUSHROOM MANUAL”), AN UNPRECEDENTED CHINESE MYCOLOGICAL TREATISE AUTHORED IN THE YEAR 1245 BY SOUTHERN SONG SCHOLAR-OFFICIAL CHEN RENYU:
ALL BUT FORGOTTEN IN THE PRESENT ERA, CHEN RENYU’S JUNPU IS NEVERTHELESS A HISTORIC TEXT OF SINGULAR SIGNIFICANCE, RECOGNIZED FOR ITS UNIQUE STATUS AS NOT ONLY AS THE EARLIEST GUIDE TO EDIBLE MUSHROOMS KNOWN FROM CHINA, BUT ALSO THE EARLIEST PRACTICAL TREATISE ON FUNGI KNOWN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. DESPITE THE JUNPU’S LIMITED INFORMATIONAL SCOPE – COMPRISING FEWER THAN A THOUSAND CHARACTERS IN TOTAL, DEVOID OF ILLUSTRATIONS, FEATURING ONLY A BRIEF SYNOPTIC PREFACE FOLLOWED BY MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES FOR A SMALL ASSORTMENT OF MUSHROOMS FOUND IN THE MONTANE FORESTS OF THE AUTHOR’S NATIVE XIANJU COUNTY – CHEN’S PIONEERING WORK ON FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY AND ETHNOMYCOLOGICAL TRADITION IS REMARKABLE FOR ITS PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON THE SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT OF MUSHROOM-RELATED LITERATURES AND CULTURES THROUGHOUT EAST ASIA, A LEGACY THAT FLOURISHED FOR CENTURIES AFTER ITS INITIAL PUBLICATION.

HAVING RECENTLY PRODUCED THE FIRST-EVER COMPLETE ANNOTATED ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF THE JUNPU IN 2023, MODERN-DAY MYCOPHILE DYLAN GOLDFINE-MIDDLETON NOW SHARES HIS NOVEL RESEARCH WITH FUNGAL ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, OFFERING KEY INSIGHTS INTO THE CONTENT AND CONTEXT OF THE WORLD’S EARLIEST MUSHROOM MANUAL, AS WELL AS AN INSIDE PERSPECTIVE ON THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF THE TEXT IN THE PRESENT ERA, FAR REMOVED FROM ITS ORIGINAL PLACE AND TIME. THOUGH THE ACCURACY AND ROBUSTNESS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AFFORDED BY MANY MUSHROOM GUIDEBOOKS TODAY UNDENIABLY SUPERSEDES MUCH OF THE FRAGMENTARY TECHNICAL INFORMATION RECORDED IN THE NEARLY EIGHT-CENTURY-OLD JUNPU, OTHER ASPECTS, SUCH AS CHEN RENYU’S LIFETIME OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS A MUSHROOMER, HIS DEEP FASCINATION WITH THE MANY MYSTERIES OF MYCELIA, AND HIS POETIC PRAISE FOR THE WONDROUS SENSORY DELIGHTS OF THE FUNGAL WORLD, ARE PERHAPS MORE PERTINENT THAN EVER IN THE HERE AND NOW. THUS, AS LOFTY MOUNT SHASTA AND ITS FORESTED SURROUNDS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AS A CELEBRATED DESTINATION FOR MUSHROOM LOVERS BOTH NEAR AND FAR, THE JUNPU PROVIDES FOR ALL OF US, AMATEURS AND EXPERTS ALIKE, A TIMELESS GUIDE TO THE APPRECIATION OF FUNGI, WHEREVER AND WHENEVER THEY MIGHT BE FOUND.

WHO IS DYLAN GOLDFINE- MIDDLETON?

BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA RESPECTIVELY, DYLAN FIRST CAME TO MCCLOUD ON A WEEK-LONG MUSHROOM FORAY IN THE SPRING OF 2010, AND HE HAS CONTINUED TO SEEK OUT AND STUDY THE DIVERSE FUNGI OF OUR AREA EVERY YEAR SINCE.

DYLAN GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, IN 2019 WITH A DUAL BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS AND CHINESE LANGUAGE, AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMPLETED HIS MASTER’S DEGREE IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN 2023, SUBMITTING FOR HIS GRADUATE THESIS A DETAILED HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND COMPLETE ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF THE WORLD’S EARLIEST EDIBLE MUSHROOM MANUAL, CHEN RENYU’S JUNPU (1245).

HAVING TAKEN UP FULL-TIME RESIDENCY IN THE TOWN OF MOUNT SHASTA IN 2020, DYLAN CURRENTLY SERVES THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AS A VOLUNTEER DOCENT AT THE MOUNT SHASTA SISSON MUSEUM, OFFERING ENGLISH AND CHINESE-LANGUAGE INTERPRETIVE TOURS TO VISITORS FROM NEAR AND FAR. PROFESSIONALLY, DYLAN WORKS AS A LANGUAGE TUTOR, WRITING COACH, AND FREELANCE EDITOR, IN ADDITION TO HIS SEASONAL ROLE AS AN EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL FORAGER PROVIDING GOURMET WILD MUSHROOMS TO RESTAURANTS, MARKETS, AND PRIVATE PARTIES ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON.
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WORKSHOP TITLE:
HEALTHY FORESTS THROUGH FUNGI WITH ANGELINA COOK & NICK JOSLIN

JOIN THE MCCLOUD WATERSHED COUNCIL AND THE MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF MUSHROOMS IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY FORESTS, AND HOW HEALTHY FORESTED WATERSHEDS BENEFIT HUMAN COMMUNITIES BY PROVIDING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES. PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION AND Q&A ABOUT HOW OUR ORGANIZATIONS WORK TO PROTECT OUR BIOREGION AND CONTRIBUTE TO ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION IN MOUNT SHASTA’S SUBALPINE ECOSYSTEM.

WHO IS ANGELINA COOK & NICK JOSLIN?
ANGELINA COOK IS A RESTORATION ASSOCIATE, CURRENTLY WORKING FOR THE MCCLOUD WATERSHED COUNCIL AND CALIFORNIA SPORTFISHING PROTECTION ALLIANCE. AS AN EDUCATOR, ORGANIZER, AND ADVOCATE LOCATED AT THE BASE OF MOUNT SHASTA, SHE IMPROVES CONDITIONS FOR SALMON RECOVERY, WATER SUPPLY RELIABILITY, AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA. SHE HAS AN M.A. IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FROM THE MIDDLEBURY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT MONTEREY.
NICK JOSLIN IS THE FOREST & WATERSHED WATCH PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER. A FIFTH GENERATION SISKIYOU COUNTY RESIDENT, NICK GREW UP APPRECIATING THE OUTDOORS AND UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF STEWARDSHIP OF THE LAND. HE HAS A B.S. IN GEOLOGIC SCIENCES FROM UNIVERSITY OF OREGON.

WORKSHOP TITLE:
IN SEARCH OF THE MOREL SUPER FLUSH- IDENTIFYING & INDICATING SIGNS WITH JOSEPH SPARROW

JOSEPH SPARROW HAS BEEN AN OFF THE GRID HOMESTEADER IN THE MCCLOUD AREA FOR OVER 15 YEARS. HE IS AN EXPERT IN WILD HARVESTING AND PLANT PROCESSING. FOR THIS WORKSHOP HE WILL BE SHARING SOME INCITE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR THE ELUSIVE MOREL MUSHROOM.

WORKSHOP TITLE:
DECODING THE FOREST FLOOR- THE ART OF MUSHROOM RECOGNITION

DELVE INTO THE INTRICATE DETAILS THAT ALLOW YOU TO FIGURE OUT WHICH MUSHROOM YOU HAVE FOUND. EXPLORE THE KEY FEATURES, SUCH AS CAP SHAPE, GILL ARRANGEMENT, STEM CHARACTERISTICS, TEXTURE, ODOR, TASTE AND SPORE COLOR WHICH SERVE AS THE FOUNDATION FOR ACCURATE IDENTIFICATION. LEARN HOW TO OBSERVE AND INTERPRET THESE SUBTLE YET ESSENTIAL DETAILS, TRANSFORMING YOUR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE DIFFERENT MUSHROOM SPECIES.

WHO IS ALAN ROCKEFELLER?

ALAN ROCKEFELLER IS AN AMERICAN MYCOLOGIST FROM WHO SPECIALIZES IN FUNGI PHOTOGRAPHY, MICROSCOPY, DNA BARCODING, AND TAXONOMY. ROCKEFELLER CURRENTLY SERVES AS CHIEF MYCOLOGIST FOR MIMOSA THERAPEUTICS, A PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDED BIOTECH COMPANY THAT MANUFACTURES THERAPEUTIC PSYCHOACTIVE ALKALOIDS ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIBED ROCKEFELLER AS “ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN MYCOLOGISTS STUDYING PSILOCYBE SPECIES. HE CAN RATTLE OFF LATIN NAMES FASTER THAN MOST PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THEM AND HAS A NEAR-ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF MUSHROOMS ON THE WEST COAST OF THE U.S.” ROCKEFELLER COLLECTS AND CLASSIFIES “KNOWN AND POSSIBLY NEW TYPES OF PSILOCYBIN AND MUSCIMOL MUSHROOMS. IN ADDITION, THROUGH “PHYLOGENETIC AND MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS, HE HAS IDENTIFIED SEVERAL SPECIES NOT DESCRIBED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

 

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