2025 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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David Campbell

David Campbell has been collecting, studying, eating, teaching and writing about wild mushrooms for over 50 years. He served more than a decade on council for the Mycological Society of San Francisco (MSSF), including 2 terms as president, and was the original president of the fledgling Mycological Society of Marin County (MycoMarin).  With primary focus on edible and poisonous mushrooms, he has lead innumerable fungal forays for MSSF, MycoMarin, and the Sonoma Mycological Association (SOMA).

David remains on-call with the San Francisco Poison Control Center for mushroom poisoning incident response in the greater Bay Area. He served as a foray leader and event facilitator for several years at author David Arora’s annual mycological field seminars. An expert mycophagist (one who safely eats a wide variety of wild mushrooms) and experienced outdoor group leader, David Campbell is principal and long-time Foray Director for Wild About Mushrooms Company, teaching basic mycology and organizing wild mushroom events and adventures around California and beyond. His international tour company, MycoVentures, expands his horizons ever further with annual Truffle, Mushroom, and Wine tours in northern Italy and Croatia.