My name is Anthoni Goodman and I founded this organization to foster interest in our diverse fungi and to build an educational and social club for all of us mycophiles!
I attended Northern Arizona University for my masters in Clinical psychology where I was fortunate enough to become a member of the very active Mushroom Society in Arizona. When I moved to Birmingham for my PhD work in Neuroscience I missed that very particular type of social club and decided to make one for the Great State of Alabama! My interest in fungi are primarily based on a general study of their morphology, distribution, ecological niche, and of course value as an addition to my dinner plate.
I hope this page and society bring visitors and members alike the resources and social support they need to dive head first into this fascinating hobby!
Allen grew up in Mobile, AL. He is earning an undergraduate degree in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science from Auburn University this spring. Allen has been growing mushrooms for 9 years. In 2017, he founded Fungi Farm. This company offers high quality mushroom spawn, mushrooms, and a variety of other mushroom products. Fungi Farm specializes in locally sourced and commercially viable mushroom varieties and exists to support mushroom agriculture as well as the intelligent use of fungi in Alabama and beyond. Allen is excited to play a part in the development of the Alabama mushroom community through his involvement with AMS. He believes that mushroom education and the greater mushroom community are key aspects for maintaining overall environmental and human health. He enjoys teaching about mushroom cultivation and is currently studying to become proficient with identifying wild mushrooms.
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As a long time scavenger, Tim’s love for wild food began when he was very young. Collecting coconuts on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands was a fun pastime for him growing up. As Tim got older and after working in many restaurant kitchens around Birmingham, Alabama, he also developed a passion for fine food. Those two loves collided when he first found chanterelle mushrooms in the Alabama foothills in 2002 and his life was forever changed. Now he travels all over the southeast collecting vast varieties of edible mushrooms and sharing them with fellow wild food lovers