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Radical Mycology Workshop and Meeting
Date Saturday November 19
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Long Haul Infoshoppe 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMaya
1pm - 2:00 Radical Mycology: Decomposing industrial toxins and feeding ecological stability with mushrooms w/ Maya
This interactive power-point workshop will explore some of the ways that humans can reintegrate in to our ecosystems by working with fungi. We'll talk about basic fungal biology, ecological restoration with fungi, mycophilosophy, mycogardening, basic mushroom cultivation techniques, mushroom identification and more.

2:00pm - 3:00 First ever Radical Mycology group meeting!

Hey, anyone wanna work on mycorestoration projects, grow mushrooms cheaply and sustainably, hunt mushrooms, start a community mushroom lab, make mushroom paper, or some other cool mushroom project? The possibilities are endless! Let's have a meeting to talk about our ideas. Bring snacks to share if you want to. If you can't come, but you wanna be involved, contact armillarianabs [at] gmail.com

Why "Radical"?

We see the use of fungal species for environmental betterment as an extension of “radical” or “deep” ecology, which considers all beings as having an inherent value and interdependence. Through our collaboration with fungi, we are attempting to challenge assumptions about the importance of the fungal kingdom in an effort to help shift our relationship to the Earth toward greater harmony. One of the things that distinguishes radical mycology from some of the other things going on in mycology is that the kind of mycology work that we’re supporting is very cheap or free, are very DIY and seek to reduce our reliance on the globalized industrial capitalist system. Mycogardening, mushroom cultivation, mushroom identification, mushroom paper-making are skills that can help us live outside of that system, and build a sustainable future.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 8th, 2011 4:19 PM

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