The Arkansas Valley Mushroom Club

by Graham on October 22, 2010

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SALIDA, CO- October 1st marked the beginning of Colorado’s newest mycological society, The Arkansas Valley Mushroom Club. James and I were lucky enough to get to introduce Amateur Mycology at their first meeting with our presentation on applications for mycelium beyond mycophagy. We also brought along with us 10 species of mushroom for the identification table that we found in Denver. Ellen Jacobson from the Colorado Mycological Society gave a wonderful introduction to fungi first, and then we progressed into my presentation on mushrooms as medicine, finishing with James lecture on mycoremediation. This meeting was held in the Salida Public Library and these three lectures were free for anyone who wanted to attend. Irv Broudy did an amazing job planning the first meeting for the Arkansas Valley Mushroom Club. It was absolutely spectacular. Everyone out there in Chaffee County who is interested in mushrooms should definitely check out these meetings and get to know these wonderful folks. Irv and his wife were such amazing people and we couldn’t thank them enough for letting us stay in their spectacular home. The cook and taste afterward was absolutely delicious! We hope to go up next year and plan some forays in conjunction with the Colorado Mycological Society and the Arkansas Valley Mushroom Club, so check back soon to see any updates or for contact information for the AVMC or CMS.
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Charlotte Reynolds July 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Has the Arkansas Valley mushroom club ever taken off???? I was at the meeting that you had here in Salida and was so excited that we might have a club here too. I’m a member of yours. As far as I know they had one foray, and that’s all the info I got. I did drive over 30 miles to meet the group to go hunting, but for some reason the party in charge managed to give me the WRONG meeting place. It did seem odd to me that I was the only one at the location he gave me, I had his email with me so I know what was told to me. I emailed him and he blow it off and said that they didn’t find any mushrooms, but I haven’t heard from him since, so I don’t know if there is or is not a club in Salida. What a disappointment. Do you know if there is a club here or not?

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