2019 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Stephanie Jarvis

Proprietor of Napa Valley Fungi, Stephanie Jarvis tests vineyard soils for beneficial fungi (mycorrhizae), consults on truffle orchard projects, and cultivates medicinal and culinary mushrooms using wine industry waste products. She is a certified Arborist and a certified Tree Risk Assessor through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) for whom she teaches accredited seminars on fungal identification and ecology for better diagnostics of tree-health. Stephanie is completing her Masters of Science in Ecology and Systematic Mycology at San Francisco State University under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Desjardin, and applying to a PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley with Dr. Tom Bruns. She spent her undergraduate years at Sonoma State University studying Mycology with Dr. Chris Kjeldsen and Sudden Oak Death with Dr. Richard Whitkus and Dr. Hall Cushman.  She has worked as an intern for Dr. John Holiday at the medicinal fungi company Aloha Medicinals, and has attended cultivation seminars at Fungi Perfecti with Paul Stamets. Stephanie plans a life-long career in the world of Mycology and Arboriculture while enjoying the hobbies of aerial silk acrobatics, acting at ACT in San Francisco, tennis, cooking, and of course - foraging for fungi.  

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