Events

2018 Schedule of Events

Monday, April 23 @ 6:30pm

Lecture:
Introduction to Kingdom Fungi
Mike Essam, PPMS President

Location:
Penrose Library, Aspen Room
20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Monday, May 21 @ 6:30pm

*note 3rd Monday of the month

Lecture:
Collecting for the Herbarium and Myco-flora project
Andy Wilson, PhD, Assistant Curator of Mycology, Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi, Denver Botanic Gardens

Location:
Penrose Library, Aspen Room
20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Monday, June 25 @ 6:30pm

Lecture:
Steve Facello of Fungolia Farms
Fungolia Farms (Fountain, CO) is a green movement farming collective, with focus on mushroom cultivation and environmental stewardship.

Location:
Penrose Library, Pine Room
20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Monday, July 23 @ 6:30pm

Lecture:
Medicinal Mushrooms and Personal Health
Eddie Elzarian, PPMS Newsletter Editor

Location:
Penrose Library, Aspen Room
20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Monday, August 20 @ 6:30pm

*note 3rd Monday of the month

Lecture:
From Lowly Saprobe to Mycorrhizal Masters: Amanitas (A Tale Told in the DNA)
Britt Bunyard, PhD, Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi

An overview of all aspects (biology, taxonomy, chemistry, physiology) of the beautiful Amanita mushrooms of North America. Everyone is familiar with the mushrooms but how much do we really know about what they are doing in the forest? How much do we know about their history and evolution? It turns out that a recent discovery–using modern molecular biology–led to an amazing discovery about their evolutionary past. Amanitas are mycorrhizal symbionts with forest trees but come from saprobic ancestors. The story is told in their DNA. Newbies and non mycologists will not be overwhelmed; advanced mycologists will not be bored, this discussion is for everyone with lots of beautiful images.

Location:
Penrose Library, Aspen Room
20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Monday, September 24 @ 6:30pm

Lecture & Demo:
Papermaking with Fungi
Jessica Langley, PPMS Treasurer

Location:
1010 N. Logan Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909


Monday, October 22 @ 6:30pm

PPMS Potluck Dinner

Location: TBA