Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fungus Fair!

mushrooms in Golden Gate Park

It's finally raining here (well, not today, but the rainy season has started...) and that means it's time for the annual Fungus Fair hosted by the the Oakland Museum and the San Francisco Mycological Society.

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A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms
  • December 6-7 2008
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm — Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Streets, Oakland
In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the Fungus Fair: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms at the Oakland Museum of California. The Fair, hosted by the museum and the Mycological Society of San Francisco, provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles.
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Mushroom nerds are some of the funnest nerds you will ever meet.

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