BAAM formed in 2011, with the goal of helping communities and the environment through mycoremediation. With research, community-partnership, and a lot of enthusiasm, we’re building solutions to heal the environment and our fractured social systems.

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Current Officers

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Sean Parnell

President

president@bayareaappliedmycology.org
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Justin McDavid

Vice President

vicepresident@bayareaappliedmycology.org
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Taylor Bright

Secretary

secretary@bayareaappliedmycology.org
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Harte Singer

Treasurer

treasurer@bayareaappliedmycology.org
 

Work to Further Our Mission

Our organization is developing new cultivation techniques, and novel fungal applications. Our fieldwork also involves searching for new and application-specific fungal species. Each year our collective knowledge improves, and our culture library grows.

We’re contributing to scientific understanding through research projects and observational submissions to public repositories. Our techniques span field observations to advanced labwork and and DNA sequencing. We’ve partnered with public institutions and are conducting a number of environmental studies through these partnerships.

BAAM members share a passion for foraging wild mushrooms for food, medicinal purposes, and inspiration. We advocate the utility of fungi, and their myriad valuable products– gourmet food, medicinal compounds, industrially important chemicals and enzymes. We also seek to better understand the invaluable ecological roles that fungi play, everything from decomposing waste and building soil to supporting plant life and sequestering carbon.

 
 

BAAM in the News

Are you a journalist, and interested in our work? Send us an email at contact@bayareaappliedmycology.org. We’d love to chat!

Fungi Tackle the Eucalyptus
Edible East Bay - November 9, 2021
A Fruiting Body
Edible East Bay - November 9, 2021
BAAM: “Better living through mycology” in California
Makery - April 10, 2018
How an East Bay Water Agency is Experimenting with Mushrooms to Improve Water Quality
Bay Nature - November 6, 2014
Can (Edible) Mushrooms Save the World?
Edible East Bay - November 15, 2013