As a grassroots organisation, we believe in the power of passionate individuals coming together as communities to bring about the changes they want to see in the world. By participating in our workshops and working parties, you can help heal your local landscape from industrial toxins, turning them into healthy ecosystems.
Whether its mushroom cultivation or mycoremediation that interests you, all of our projects share a common thread - to raise awareness of the importance of fungi in our own lives, and in the ecosystems we depend on.
Throughout the year, we host various workshops on organic mushroom cultivation for culinary and medicinal use. Whether you want to grow King Stropharia mushrooms on wood chip beds, Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms on logs, or Oyster mushrooms on straw and coffee, there will be a workshop for your interests.
In addition, there are workshops on cultivating valuable fungi that do not produce mushrooms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, which are essential players in crop health for any organic gardener. Please see our "Upcoming Events" section on the home page.
For millennia, mushrooms have been revered by cultures across the world - from Japan, to Eastern Europe, to North America and beyond - for their culinary and medicinal potential.
In this workshop we will dive into the natural history of various edible and medicinal mushrooms, and learn appropriate ways to prepare and take these fungi for our own health and wellbeing. Our exploration will cover (but won’t be limited to) turkey tail, chaga, reishi, lion’s mane and more.
Before the dawn of agriculture, specialised jobs, and bureaucracies, every human being on the planet was an ecologist. Our survival depended on having an intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna, and funga in our local habitats, and how we can use them for our own health. Modern life has taken away this human need, yet deep down we still yearn for the ecological intimacy we once possessed.
In this one-day event, we learn how to identify key species of edible and medicinal mushrooms and how to sustainably forage them to ensure we preserve their populations for the future.