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Ben Woo Memorial Foray 2018
10/19/18 - 10/21/18

Ben Woo Memorial Foray 2018
Friday, October 19 03:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Black Diamond Camp at Rainier
67404 State Route 410
East Enumclaw, WA 98022

Ben Woo Memorial Foray 2018 - Friday October 19 thru Sunday October 21

All registrants must be PSMS members whose dues are current for July 01, 2018 through June 30, 2019. If you are unable to register, make sure your dues are current for the coming year.

The Puget Sound Mycological Society has decided to make the Ben Woo Memorial foray an annual event. This year’s foray will be held the same location as the last 2 years. The facility is called Black Diamond Camp at Mt. Rainier and is located about 30 miles east of Enumclaw just off Route 410 near the Crystal Mountain ski area turn-off. It is surrounded by magnificent old growth forest with unlimited habitat easily within driving distance and mushrooms just outside your door. But there is no need to drive anywhere with plenty of forest to explore within walking distance of the lodge.

The cost of the event is $180/person. The package includes two nights’ accommodations and 5 meals. This is a non-refundable registration fee.

Friday night our presenters will be the extraordinarily gifted mycologist Noah Siegel plus author and culinary artist Langdon Cook.
Saturday night’s speaker will be PSMS’s expert mushroom identifier and nice guy Danny Miller. In addition we will hear from the truffle whisperer Alana McGee. Saturday there will be organized full and half day forays.

Foray descriptions and sign-up sheets will be available Friday night after dinner. All-day forays will be provider a sack lunch and will be back by 3:00 pm so those folks can still enjoy the dinner and partake in the mushroom cultivation workshop if they registered for that workshop. 

We will be offering several workshops. Sign up for individual workshops on-line when you register.

- There will be a mushroom dye workshop conducted by Erin Raymond and Sweta Agrawal Saturday afternoon. This workshop has a $35 registration fee which includes 1 silk scarf and yarn samples, additional scarves will be available for purchase. Limit 25 people
- There will be a mushroom photography workshop with Paul Hill as presenter on Saturday morning. This workshop will ‘focus’ on shooting fungi both in the field and in the studio. There is a $15 fee to register for this workshop, limit 12 participants.
- There will be a mushroom cultivation workshop by Milton Tam late Saturday afternoon where you can make your own oyster mushroom grow kits to take home. There is a $5 registration fee which includes 1 mushroom kit. Some additional kits will be available for purchase at the workshop for $5.

The event will wrap-up Sunday morning with a walk through and discussion, by our expert identifiers, of the specimens gathered during the foray.

Accommodations are dormitory style with separate rooms for women and separate rooms for men. There are typically 3 adults per room. If you have a special request to share a room with another individual please include their name on your registration in the notes section. Though we can’t guarantee that your specific requests can be accommodated we should be able to group couples or friends wanting to share a room if they are all the same sex. Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities for couples or friends wanting to share a room that are of the opposite sex. Bathroom facilities are segregated into separate women’s and men’s facilities.
There are R.V. and camping spaces available, but no R.V. hook-up services. You are welcome to camp or bring your R.V. However there is no reduction in registration fee. Please make a note of your intentions in your registration.
There are also available a few rustic A-frame cabins for groups that want to room together. These cabins have 6 bunk beds with outdoor plumbing a short walk away. There is no extra charge for cabin rental. Bring your own bedding, sheets, blankets, pillows, sleeping bag, towels, and other personal items to make yourself cozy and comfortable. There are no nearby services so bring what you need with you. Don’t forget a flashlight, it gets very dark out there at night, and rain gear and mushroom gathering paraphernalia.

We will be able to accommodate vegetarian diets; please note on your registration that you would like the vegetarian option. Meals are served in the main lodge. There will be dinner served Friday night, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner. A sack lunch will be provided for those going on one of the Saturday all-day forays. Sunday breakfast will be served before checkout.

Check in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday October 19 and checkout is at 11:00 am Sunday morning October 21. You must be out of the lodge by 11:00 am but you may linger on the property to forage for the remainder of Sunday.

Don’t miss this amazing event, last season we identified over 200 species! Save the date and register early, space is limited to only 100 foragers and last year we sold out! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Ben Woo Foray chair folks:
- James Nowak 206-354-9015 contact@terra-fleurs.com
- Luise Asif 206-365-6741 fasif@hotmail.com
Registration questions/problems:
- Marian Maxwell 425-235-8557 outreach@psms.org
- call or write if you have any questions
Location: Black Diamond Camp at Rainier
67404 State Route 410 East
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Registration ends on September 29, 2018
There are currently 3 spots remaining out of 114

Ben Woo Memorial Foray Oct 19-21, 2018 information and sign-up

This foray is open to PSMS members at this time.
For questions:
James Nowak: 206-354-9015
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Luise Asif: 206-365-6741

Volunteer for Wild Mushroom Show Oct. 26-28, 2018
10/26/18 - 10/28/18

PSMS Members:

Once again we rally to put on one of the largest mushroom shows in the U.S.! We call upon our members and ask them to volunteer a few hours to help at the annual show. Remember we are an all volunteer organization and all help, even for an hour or two is appreciated and welcomed!
This show is part of our mission to educate the public and raise funds to support our organization.

To volunteer for multiple days, choose your first day to volunteer with your Committee and hour selections and then click on "Add another Attendee" at the end of the selection process, this will take you through the selections on the other day or days that you wish to volunteer.  Please remember to click on the button "Complete this registration" at the bottom of the page when you are finished!

Location: North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Registration ends on October 24, 2018

Mushroom Identification 201a - Nov 11


This class will focus on the skills and concepts needed to learn to identify and classify mushrooms. It will be taught by Dr. Steve Trudell, PSMS scientific advisor and co-author of the popular guidebook "Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest".

Prerequisite: PSMS Introduction to Mushrooms 101 class, or equivalent class or experience. This class will not be suitable for the absolute beginner. For instance, if you understand the difference between mycorrhizal and saprophytic mushrooms, and understand how spore print color and gill attachment are important characters for identifying a mushroom, you are probably ready for this class.

This class continues the education begun in our beginner class, Introduction to Mushrooms and Mushroom Hunting 101, which gives an introduction to all aspects of mushrooms including ecology, hunting, identifying, cooking and cultivating. The present class will begin a focus on identifying.

The class will be held all day Sunday November 11, from 10am to 5pm at UW's Center for Urban Horticulture in the Douglas Classroom.

The fee for this class is $50.00.

Please bring a pack lunch for the day. Snacks, coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please bring any mushrooms you can find to class with you.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration cancellation fee is $10 if cancelled more than 7 days prior to class date. There is no refund if cancellation is 7 days or less. Online payments only.
Location: Douglas Classroom UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98195

There are currently 20 spots remaining out of 41

Sun Nov 18 - Introduction to Mushrooms and Mushroom Hunting (101)


An all day 101 Mushroom Class for Beginners will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, in the Douglas classroom (in the building attached to the greenhouse) on Sunday November 18, 2018 from 9:00am-5:00pm. (3501 NE 41st St., Seattle)

This class will cover a wide range of topics on ecology, terminology, basics of identifying, edible and toxic mushrooms, poisoning syndromes, hunting, cooking and cultivation. Participants will get to try some wild mushroom dishes in class and receive a free cultivation kit! Please bring any mushrooms you can find with you and they will be discussed in class.

Please bring a pack lunch for the day. Snacks, coffee, tee and juice will be provided.

The fee for this class is $50.00.

Questions? Contact PSMS Education Chairperson Danny Miller at education@psms.org

PLEASE NOTE: Registration cancelation fee is $10 if canceled more than 7 days prior to class date. There is no refund if cancelation is 7 days or less. Online payments only. If there is a long waiting list, when a class is closed, the education committee will consider adding another class.
Location: Douglas Classroom - UW Center Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105

There are currently 13 spots remaining out of 40