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NEW July 2021: SUPER GOOD LABS @ Circuit Launch official opening!
Come check out our new applied sceinces lab at 8000 Edgewater Dr, Oakland 94621
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Julie Motz of KWMR joined us for a mushroom hunt back in December and then interviewed us in March of 2021! We cover everything from poisonous vs edible mushrooms, the science of forests and your raised garden beds, climate change, getting involved in local science programs and more!
Internet TV Debut!
Check out our 13 min documentary feature on fungal fermentation!
HNGRY.TV hosted a live virtual screening and Q&A of #futurefungi on May 20th, an in-depth video exploring the future of fungi-based proteins featuring Mario Gabiati, Dr. Gordon Walker, fermentation specialist Eleana Hsu, Prime Roots Foods Co, and Meati!
Now you can watch it anytime you want with the link below!
Mycelial Mass Tuesday Night Lab Classes!
19:00(pm) PST LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Join us every LAST TUESDAY of the month for a virtual show-and-tell featuring the Mycelial Mass fungal lab as well as all the projects of the students who join us. Each class will feature a live tutorial based on a pre-submitted question from one of our community members, including but not limited to inoculations, sterilization procedures, preparing agar, using grow bags, isolating wild mycelium and spores and more. We will also feature surprise guest stars of the mycology scene giving us their perspectives as taxonomists, microbiologists, chefs, mushroom growers, extractors and fermenters!
Want to attend in person? Join our Mycelial Mass Membership or offer to TA one of our events!
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Mycelial Mass: IN PERSON, EVERY LAST SUNDAY
10:30am PST every LAST SUNDAY of the Month
Join us every LAST SUNDAY of the month as we host a limited attendance (12 ppl max) mushroom cultivation workshop (May-October) or wild mushroom walkabout (November-April)!
Our summer mushroom cultivation classes are in full swing now, join us July 25th and learn how to make your own, safe, steam pasteurizer from less than $200 in parts! August 29th we will be using our new microscopy tools to take super high-quality images of some of our cultivated mushrooms!
Want to know where we are going next? Keep tabs on our Mycelial Mass Facebook Group Page or join us as a MEMBER! (see details below)
Remember: Mushroom walkabouts ALWAYS get off trail, so wear long pants, good hiking boots, and bring water and snacks. If you want to bring a notepad, mushroom ID book or camera, people often enjoy having those as well. We will also give you a brief tutorial on how to use the iNaturalist.org platform if you'd like to contribute to science using your smart phone!
Mycelial Mass Memberships!
In-person event priority, exclusive invitations to mushroom hunts and other private events. Enjoy these benefits while you support local education!
It looks like our public events will be getting even more exclusive in the future, and the best way to join the community is to support our mission of bringing these classes to underserved communities all over the bay area!
For a yearly donation of $89, you can get all these benefits and more:
-priority access to any in-person event (limit 10)
-members-only emails including mushroom hunting tips, opportunities to join our last minute 'flash hunts', and advance notice of popular event listings
-a hand-made, one-of-a-kind wearable pin designed by our Mycelial Mass team
-you will be personally supporting local educational efforts in the Bay Area and beyond!
Are you a former member interested in redeeming your Mycelial Mass membership extension through APRIL 2022? We are excited to have you! Click below and contact us!
Mushroom Growing Resources!
Use these links to get a general overview of what you'll need to grow your own mushrooms and follow along in class!
This section will update regularly
- A good video guide to fruit your mushroom blocks of any type!
Online Class Links!
These are links we've used to answer some questions in the online classes, they are a great place to find substrates and tek tips!
This section will update regularly
Woodworking shop in Berkeley
Cordyceps Cultivation Notes
William Padilla Brown’s cultivation handbook for Cordyceps
Basic recipe for broth. Note on below use 2TBSP rice (brown or white)+ 1/4cup broth per 8oz jar
Azomite super fine for Cordyceps broth