BAAM has partnered with Counter Culture Labs, an open source biology laboratory housed inside of the Omni Commons, located in north Oakland, Ca. We are using the laboratory to create a Culture Library: a collection of fungal cultures for use in our projects, as well as a fungal resource for the community of urban farmers, homesteaders, bio-remediaters, and other biophilic persons.

We are having open BAAM Lab Nights twice a month. At these events we do a hands on activity related to mushroom cultivation, such as preparing and using petrie dishes, making grain spawn, and cloning mushrooms. We are always seeking cultivators and collaborators.

20150901_152450The mushroom lab is here for experiments. We trial different cultures for their ability to break down waste and contaminations. We are interested in culturing local and native fungi, as well as exotic interesting species. We are gathering selected cultivars for edibility and medicine, and trying to match cultures to our local conditions for best production.

Add a culture using the BAAM Culture Library App

Browse the Culture Library Databass

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  1. Taylor Bright Reply

    Hello there! I am a fellow mycophile who moved to the Bay area in the beginning of the year. I was introduced to this organization from a medicinal mushroom lecture I recently attended in Sebastopol, and immediately felt inclined to get involved. I am mostly self educated in regards to mycological studies, however I have a dual degree in Biology/Environmental Science from the University of Central Florida, along with diverse lab experience in a multitude of settings and an ardent passion for the natural world. With a deep desire to pursue my knowledge, skill sets, experience, and career options in mycology, I was curious of what would be the best way in getting involved and contributing to any current or future research projects you are conducting. I am especially interested in mycorestoration, mycofiltration, and bioremediation projects/research, but I would be honored to be a helping hand anywhere needed, with hopes of eventually bringing my own research ideas and innovations to the table.

    Cheers ~

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