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Upcoming events

    • 05 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    Registration is closed

    We're now accepting applications for this grant from graduate students in any fungal-related field at any of the Arizona public universities. (Forestry, ecology, microbiology, environmental engineering, plant science, etc.) 

    The page below on the AMS website has full details. Those of you in the world of academia, please think about applying for this scholarship, or publicize it with your friends and coworkers if you don't qualify.

    Applications must be submitted by January 31th, 2022 11:59PM to the following email:

    • 03 Feb 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom meeting

    Registration to open January 18th

    Are you a fan of eating mushrooms? Doesn't is seem curious that mushrooms are suddenly so popular after being relegated to the back pantry shelf of western cooking and cuisine for so long? 

    Come join us for a delightful evening to step back and take an inquisitive look at fungi and food production. From the culinary habits and hubris of western cuisine to the growing possibilities of fungi for flavor, health, and culinary innovation. Inventive chef and author, Zachary Mazi will be presenting on Erecting the Third Culinary Kingdom: A fungi-centric review of cooking literature past, present, and future on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

    Zachary Mazi is a classically trained in the art of French cuisine, with ventures into the wide array of New American and Pacific Northwest cuisine. Chef Zachary Mazi presents an organic, foraged, local, & imaginative experience in both global cuisine & dining.  Igniting others with his contagious zest for life, he creates lasting inspiration with delicious recipes and lectures. He is currently in the Pacific Northwest having returned from Chiang Mai, Thailand where he lived and foraged with his fiancé Kimberly for 80 unexpected weeks, planning on relocating to Mexico in March of 2022.  He is the owner-chef-imaginator of The Food Bender, a cookbook author, and mycophagy researcher.  See his self-published work on

    Chef Zachary will be discussing that as a civilizations, as a global culture, we have been lulled into complacency in our cookbooks. Our bookshelves of culinary classics present a world made up of TWO kingdoms: plants and animals. Until recently, the fungi kingdom, the with its dazzling diversity and cryptic habit, has been completely ignored if not willfully misunderstood. We lump "mushrooms" under M in the vegetable section, and consider our work done. Such insolence! Such ignorance!

    Fortunately, the amazing potential of fungi for food production, health, and culinary delight is more and more clear. This presentation expands some of the nuance of both edible mushrooms but also the fungi we employ in all manner of cooking already, from fermentation to baking. This engrossing and informative presentation sheds light not just on cooking fungi, but on our history with cooking and with the art of cooking as a human race, urging attendees to start thinking outside of the box they didn't even know they were in!

    Chef Zachary, is also known as the food bender, because of his belief that food literally shapes us. It shapes our culture, our bodies, or emotional well being, and for us mushroom enthusiasts it shapes what we spend every fleeting moment thinking about during monsoon or morel season. His passion for edible fungi and food is clear and contagious.

    Please RSVP now and you will be sent the Zoom link for this not-to-be-missed presentation.

Past events

16 Jan 2022 Verde Valley Fungi and Plant Walk
04 Dec 2021 2021 AMS Annual Board of Directors Election
05 Sep 2021 Sunday Fun(gi)day Flagstaff Foray
04 Sep 2021 Flagstaff Educational Mushroom Foray
27 Aug 2021 Mountain Monster Mushroom Foray
20 Aug 2021 2021 Annual Foray - August 20-22, 2021
16 Aug 2021 Arizona Mushroom Week: Dr. Anna Sitkoff
15 Aug 2021 Sky Island Foray
13 Aug 2021 Arizona Mushroom Week: Jess Starwood
13 Aug 2021 Flagstaff Foray
07 Aug 2021 Strawberry Lodge Monsoon Celebration and Feast
07 Aug 2021 Mogollon Rim Foray
24 Jul 2021 White Mountains Snap Foray
07 Apr 2021 Red Rock Lichen Foray
30 Mar 2021 2021 Wildfire Maps for Hunting Burn Morels
27 Mar 2021 DIY Build and Grow Your Own Mushrooms Zoom Class!
14 Jan 2021 Mushroom Hunter Skills Part 3: Online Tools for Mushroom Identification
01 Jan 2021 2021 Chet Leathers scholarship
23 Dec 2020 Mushroom Hunter Skills Part 2: Mushroom Preservation with Modern Forager
09 Dec 2020 How to Access and Use Weather Data
05 Dec 2020 AMS Annual Board of Directors Election
27 Nov 2020 Arizona Mushroom Society Stupendous Online Auction!!!
19 Nov 2020 Terrible Toxins and Perilous Poisons of the Fungi Kingdom
21 Oct 2020 Chef Zachary Mazi Talks Thai Fungi
22 Aug 2020 Flagstaff Small Group Forays - Aug 22, 2020
22 Aug 2020 Special Mushroom Getaway Rental Cabin and Gourmet Meal - Aug 22-23, 2020
14 Aug 2020 Annual Foray - August 14-16, 2020
26 Jul 2020 Mushroom Talk - Zoom Meeting
16 Jul 2020 Southwest Mushrooms Zoom - Learn about local mushroom cultivator Michael Crowe!
18 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Best of the Seasons Fungi Feast and Cooking Demo
14 Mar 2020 Verde Valley Winter Fungi and Plant Walk
15 Feb 2020 Tucson Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - 2/15/2020
09 Jan 2020 Tempe Cultivation Class 1/9/2020: Non-sterile Tam method for growing oyster mushrooms
14 Dec 2019 Winter Potluck and Annual Meeting
11 Nov 2019 REGISTRATION FULL - Exclusive AMS rate for "The Phoenix Takeover" Event
11 Sep 2019 Tucson Area Late Season Snap Foray
02 Sep 2019 Labor Day Snap Foray
25 Aug 2019 2019 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
23 Aug 2019 Flagstaff Arboretum Fungi Foray
10 Aug 2019 White Mountains Snap Foray
02 Aug 2019 2019 AMS Annual Foray
18 Jul 2019 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
29 Jun 2019 Morel Feast at Strawberry Lodge
23 Jun 2019 Flagstaff Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
13 Jun 2019 Presentation - Impact of Substrate, Temperature, and Lighting on Oyster Mushroom Bio-efficiency and Nutrceutical Content
08 Jun 2019 Presentation - American Truffle Revolution
01 Jun 2019 Morel Foray #5 - POSTPONED to June 1, 2019 - Jacob Lake
19 May 2019 Morel Foray #4.5 - Sunday May 19, 2019 - CANCELLED
09 May 2019 Morel Foray #4 - Thursday 9 May 2019 - Mt. Graham
08 May 2019 Morel Foray #3 - Wednesday 8 May 2019 - Mogollon Rim
05 May 2019 Morel Foray #2 - Sunday 5 May 2019 - Mogollon Rim
04 May 2019 Morel Foray #1 - Saturday 4 May 2019 - CHANGED TO MOGOLLON RIM
16 Mar 2019 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
19 Feb 2019 Educational Class: New non-sterile method for growing oyster mushrooms
16 Feb 2019 Learn how to Cultivate Mushrooms Workshop
08 Dec 2018 2018 Winter Meeting & Potluck
26 Nov 2018 Taylor Lockwood Fungal Photography Lecture
10 Nov 2018 AMS Leadership Meeting
03 Nov 2018 1st Annual Fall Mushroom Harvest Potluck
06 Oct 2018 Snap foray: Fall morel look and learn
30 Aug 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners (Tucson)
25 Aug 2018 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
18 Aug 2018 Coppa Cafe Forager's Feast
18 Aug 2018 Flagstaff Arboretum Mushroom Field Trip and Tasting 2018
10 Aug 2018 2018 AMS Annual Foray
04 Aug 2018 The "Consolation" Foray on the Mogollon Rim
02 Aug 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners (Reprised)
19 Jul 2018 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
16 Jun 2018 AMS Board of Directors Meeting - June 2018
09 Dec 2017 2017 Winter Meeting & Potluck
04 Sep 2017 Labor Day Snap Foray
26 Aug 2017 Hart Prairie Preserve "Pick and Cook" Foray
18 Aug 2017 Flagstaff Arboretum Mushroom Festival and Foray
10 Aug 2017 2017 NAMA Regional Foray in Arizona
05 Aug 2017 2017 AMS Annual Foray
27 Jul 2017 Educational Lecture: Mushrooming Arizona for Beginners
27 May 2017 Last Chance North Rim Morel Foray - Late May 2017
06 May 2017 Spring Mushroom Dinner at Salt Restaurant
23 Apr 2017 Mid-April 2017 Morel Foray
25 Mar 2017 Culinary Committee Meeting 3/25/17
17 Dec 2016 2016 Winter Meeting & Potluck
17 Sep 2016 Coppa Café Mushroom Dinner & Preservation Workshop
31 Aug 2016 Tucson Member Meeting August 2016
14 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Sunday Sessions
13 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Wild Food Dinner
13 Aug 2016 AMS Annual Foray 2016 - Saturday Sessions
30 Jul 2016 Katey's Memorial Porcini Foray
30 Jul 2016 Flagstaff Snap Foray
10 Dec 2015 Annual Winter Meeting & Potluck

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