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Can Fungi Solve Our Buckthorn Problem?

By Ryan Franke, 2024 MMS Graduate Scholarship Winner From brewing beer to producing antibiotics, modern society relies on fungal life processes to fulfill our desires and overcome our obstacles. How about the buckthorn problem? Can fungi help us get rid of invasive buckthorn? This is the central question of my research in the UMN Forest Pathology lab under the direction of ...

Sustainable Mushroom Foraging Practices: Preserving Nature’s Delicate Balance

The Minnesota Mycological Society is committed to the well-being of our environment. It is crucial to ensure that mushroom foraging practices are conducted in a manner that not only protects the ecosystems where these fungi thrive but also ensures that future generations can enjoy this connection to our natural world. Here are some essential practices and guidelines for sustainable mushroom foraging ...

As members of the Minnesota Mycological Society, we enjoy learning about mushrooms through a variety of interests and activities. We are a welcoming family-friendly group with plenty of year-round activities like:

  • Annual photo contests
  • Forays (mushroom hunts)
  • Monthly meeting presentations
  • Annual banquet & potlucks
  • Cooking demos
  • Cultivation workshops