A Night with Alan Rockefeller

December 2019 

Mycologist Alan Rockefeller unveiled his most recent discoveries and ongoing research on the identification of psilocybin mushrooms in North America and Mexico. His presentation included an overview of North American species, focusing on the species which occur in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico where he documents a wide variety of fungal species. His experience in the field has focuses on mushroom identification, DNA analysis, microscopy, and photography. In the lab Alan sequences the DNA of mushrooms from all over the world, gaining new insights into existing species, discovering new ones and eliminating duplicates in the taxonomic record.

Shared Cultures opened the evening with a tasting table of Koji fermented treats, including Koji Beet Charcuterie and various Koji Vegan Cheese Spreads.

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