“Wild in Marin” Fungus Festival is this Saturday (January 4th) – Speaker/Activities Schedule and Raffle/Auction Preview!

MycoMarin’s “Wild in Marin” Fungus Festival is this Saturday!

Festival goers will enjoy our exciting lineup of speakers this year at the Mill Valley Community Center, with David Arora, Else Vellinga, chefs Chad Hyatt and Todd Spanier giving cooking demonstrations, and don’t miss John Getz and his truffle dogs!

Workshops include lichen and mushroom dyeing, felted mushroom pins, and mushroom cultivation!  We have lots of wonderful vendors, Microscopy, iNaturalist ID and Photography, kids activities, and delicious wild mushroom soup and food!

With the beautiful rain and sunny days, if you forage for mushrooms, be sure to bring them to the Mill Valley Community Center on Friday (5:00-8:00pm) and Saturday 10am-4:00pm. We will have five experts to identify your finds Friday night and six experts on Saturday!

Plus…a wonderful array of raffle prizes and amazing auction items not to be missed!  A sneak peek at the schedule and raffle/auction items below!

January 4, 2020

Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA

Tickets on sale at the event and through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-in-marin-2nd-annual-mycomarin-fungus-festival-tickets-77166042711

Questions? Contact myco@mycomarin.org



Plan your arrival to make the most of your day at “Wild in Marin”


Workshops: Forest Room-A       (1stFloor)

Lichen & Mushroom Dyeing Workshop (90 minute workshop where you will learn to dye using lichen and foraged mushrooms and come away with a one-of-a-kind scarf — register early as capacity is 20 people, $15 materials fee).

Felted Mushroom Pins Workshop (30 minute workshops — pre-register as workshop capacity is 20 people per session, $5 materials fee).

Workshops: Forest Room-B       (1stFloor)

Paper Maché Mushrooms for Kids

Story time with Gabrielle

OneTam: Citizen Science

Story time with Gabrielle

Speakers & Cooking Demos: Mountain View Room (2ndFloor)

Cooking Demo – Todd Spanier

David Arora

Else Vellinga

David Arora

Cooking Demo – Chad Hyatt

OneTam: Citizen Science

Throughout the Day

Truffle Dog Demonstration and A Cappella Singers



Mendocino Magic:  

Spring 2020 Forest Frolic and Foray. A weekend (or 2 days during the week, you choose!) getaway to the spectacular coastal location of Mendocino Magic’s Jennifer Cottage (http://www.mendocinomagic.com/jennifer-cottage) for up to 8 people!  Valued at $1000!

Il Fornaio:  
Festa Regionale, 3-course dinner for 4 people with cookbook and plate!  Valued at $450!

King of Mushrooms:
Chef’s Mushroom Foray through Chefs Lounge LLC for a group of 6 guests.This unique experience will give guests an opportunity to learn about wild mushrooms and other wild edibles. It includes one day of mushroom hunting, wild mushroom cooking demo / tasting and dinner.
Valued at $1,800!

Kraken Knives:

Stunning 8-inch full tang chef knife made from 52100 high carbon steel with a stabilized Box Elder Burl handle,                                               mosaic handle pins, black and yellow G10 handle liners.  Valued at $375!


Win a chance for prizes ranging in value $20-$1000!!!

Back to the Roots (Mushroom Grow Kit)

Corvidopolis (Mushroom Tarot Deck, Stickers)

Fairfax Backyard Farmer (“Shrooms” shirt and Mushroom Mug)

Gayle Lee Still Fiber Arts (Scarf)

Green Jeans Garden Supply ($200 Gift Certificate)

Harlen Mallis (Celebration of the Wild Mushroom book and Shrooms movie poster)

Jewels of the Forest (1 case Mushroom Jerky)

Kristin Jakob (Mounted Print)

Lucy Martin Art (Small Giclee Print)

Maclean Custom Screen Printing (Chanterelle apron)

Mantra Wines (2 bottles of wine: 2013 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon)

Mayumix Botanical Design (Botanical Print Greeting Cards)

MycoMarin ($1000 Lifetime Membership)

Mushroom Adventures (2 Mushroom Kits)

Mushroom Hour (Tote Bag, Tshirt, Stickers)

Mycopia (2, 2lb Mushroom Baskets)

Naturally Dyed (2 hand dyed mushroom Scarves)

Osteria Stellina ($150 Gift Card for dining)

SexiSpice (Hot Sauce, $20)

Simply Roots Coffee (2 bags of Coffee)

Sloat Garden Center (2, $50 gift cards)

Spanish Table (Paella Kit and $25 gift certificate)

Sporgy Mushrooms (Blue Dream Tea)

The Chaga Co (Chaga Gift Basket)

Wine Forest (Basket of Wild Sides)