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Upcoming events

    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 13

    Interested in truffles?

    Learn about truffle cultivation from co-founder of the American Truffle Company, Robert Chang. Founded in 2007 by Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas, American Truffle Company partners with North American land owners to create a custom-tailored approach for cultivating European black truffles that relies on years of scientific research and data from diverse truffle orchards in over 25 countries across the world. 

    Mr. Chang will be coming to share the process used by American Truffle Company to partner with land owners for growing Périgord black truffles. Their efforts have recently been covered in National Geographic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other major media providers. We wanted to provide an opportunity to AMS members and contacts to learn more about this interesting and evolving endeavor. 

    Where: TBD, Scottsdale, AZ

    When: Saturday June 8th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How: Please register ASAP before the space for this event is filled. Registration is currently open for AMS members. If space is still available 1 month before the event, it will be opened for non-members at a price of $30/person.

    AMS members - $25

    Cultivation of highly prized truffles, such as the Périgord black truffle (Tuber melanosperma) in American has been a struggle. In 1970, Gerard Chvalier and Jean Grente, scientists at France's Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, developed a way to reliably inoculate the seeds of trees so they carry the truffle fungus. Yet, the finicky nature of the fungus and lack of understanding about their environmental preferences has continued to make cultivation of truffles difficult. With changes in precipitation and temperature in recent years and anticipated into the future, traditional truffle harvesting regions have experienced declines in harvests and the need to better understand truffle biology and ecology has become more urgent.

    Chang is a former Yahoo executive whose company has gone the high-tech route, leveraging truffle farm data ranging from soil temperature to solar radiation to increase his chances of success. 

    This presentation will focus on learning more about the methods and science behind truffle cultivation and find out how American Truffle Company works with landowners to plant and manage lands for truffle production. Whether you have dreams of managing your own truffle farm or simply want to learn more about the unique and complicated process of cultivating what is considered the most delicious fungi in the world, please consider joining us.

Past events

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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