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A selection of Melany's favorite mushroom resources

The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of professional and amateur mycologists with over 90 affiliated mycological societies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Author of the best-selling Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide (1992, Univ. of Texas Press) and the coauthor of Mushrooms of Northeastern North America (1997, Syracuse University Press). A well known expert on the ecology and identification of wild mushrooms; former president of the Central New York Mycological Society (CNYMS) and the Northeast Mycological Federation, Inc. (NEMF).

Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film about the mycelium network that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors like Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions that fungi kingdom offers in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Internationally known food and science writer whose work has appeared in many anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. She is a member of the faculty at the New York Botanical Garden where she teaches classes on mycophagy and psychedelic mushrooms.

Fungi Education is a program created by the Fungi Foundation that aims to bring fungal education to classrooms around the world. If you are an educator, this website is for you. Here you will find a free mycological curriculum aligned with the US educational standards, together with various unique educational resources for children of all ages.

A great way to learn crowd-sourced mushroom and plant identification. Explore and share your observations from the natural world.

Richard Louv writes about Nature-Deficit Disorder® and the importance of nature for both children and adults.

Explore how they grow better materials and enjoy the products humans need while sustaining and enhancing life on planet earth.

Explore all things you can make with mycelium, and a special section for educators.

“The difference between animals and fungi is simple: Animals put food in their bodies, whereas fungi put their bodies in the food.” ― Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures. Simply the best book out there about the importance of fungi.

Athalie “Lee” Barzee (1924-2015), for the purpose of the identification and study of mushrooms. PPMS is an affiliate member of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), a non-profit organization of professional and amateur mycologists with approximately 80 affiliated mycological societies throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

To foster and expand, through education and by example, the understanding and appreciation of mycology and to assist the general public and related institutions to further this goal. And to always keep the “fun” in fungus!

You don't need to live near one of these Mushroom Clubs to join and get involved in their programming!

Check out what is happening in Texas, this is one of the best clubs out there for getting started with everything from forays to cultivation. 

The New York Mycological Society has an ID session every week on zoom with some notable mycologists. Frequent forays in the NY area. Join up!

The LA mushroom club has a huge variety of events!

"We are a diverse group of women-identifying foragers, creating a safe space for learning and personal growth through our relationship with local plants. Plants are a reminder that everything needs to grow and change and develop — even us.”— Our friend Bat Vardeh, founder

The North Texas Mycological Association in the Dallas area has some fantastic resources in their club as well.

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