On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting at the Randall Museum. Note: All regular General Meetings are open to the public. The highlight of each meeting is a speaker with slides on some aspect of mycology and mushrooming: ecology, taxonomy, mycophagy, sociology, etc. Before each meeting members bring collections which are put on display and identified. Refreshments are served before the meeting. Doors open and identification starts at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 8 pm. (The December meeting is replaced by a dinner at a different location.)
Phil Ross is a San Francisco based artist, educator and inventor. His creative work is focused on the relationships between human beings, technology and the greater living environment.
Phil’s artwork has recently been exhibited at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. His projects include a history of bioreactor design for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the creation of a hydroponic garden for the Exploratorium, and growing the world’s first mushroom based architecture: Mycotecture.
“My art is driven by a life-long interest in biology. While I was terrible in highschool science and math, my education about the life sciences emerged from a wide engagement with materials and practices. Through my work as a chef I began to understand biochemistry and laboratory methods. As a hospice caregiver I worked with life support technologies and environmental controls. And through my interest in wild mushrooms I learned about taxonomies, forest ecology, and husbandry