On September 7, Transition Town Media will be hosting two mushroom related workshops entitled “Mushroom ID for a Healthy Planet”and “Putting the FUN in Fungi”. These workshops will be taught by members of Radical Mycology, a volunteer organization touring North America this fall to teach skills related to working with fungi. These educational workshops are given “in the gift” (suggested donation $10+) and will be held on Sunday, September 7th from 2-5:30pm at the Providence Friends Meeting in Media, PA, 105 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063 (see our calendar for details).
The workshop “Mushroom ID for a Healthy Planet” will introduce participants to the core skills for mushroom identification and how to use this knowledge to increase personal and community resilience. The workshop will begin with a lecture component and end with a mushroom foray in a nearby park where participants will get to utilize the knowledge that they’ve learned. To help make the event accessible to all members of the larger Media community, workshop will be donation-based.
The second (simultaneous) workshop, “Putting the FUN in Fungi”, is a special workshop designed for children ages 7 and up. Through engaging games and activities children will learn how to answer questions like, “What do mushrooms eat?”, “What does it mean to be a decomposer?”, and “How can we work with mushrooms to clean water and soil?” After the games and activities, children will be able to go on the mushroom foray with the adults.
The collaborative event between Transition Town Media and the Radical Mycology Collective is part of Radical Mycology’s 3-month tour across North America. Radical Mycology, a volunteer-based organization and grassroots movement, is dedicated to educating the world on the positive benefits of the fungal kingdom for personal, societal, and ecological health. The 2014 tour will promote their upcoming book, Radical Mycology, the third Radical Mycology Convergence, and teach the skills and theories behind the Radical Mycology movement.
“Our goal is to build a grassroots movement and network of people that work with fungi as allies in their efforts for a more sustainable and ecologically just future,”says Radical Mycology co-founder Peter McCoy.
“Our past educational events, such as the Radical Mycology Convergences, have been very well attended and supported. People are ready for powerful solutions for personal, societal and ecological health that they can practice in their backyards, with or without the support of big institutions. We’re very excited to be taking the next step towards making these solutions a reality all over the US and the world,”says Radical Mycology co-founder Maya Elson.
As part of the 2014 Radical Mycology tour, the Media workshops will further empower people with the skills and information they need to work with the fungi to create positive and lasting change.
About Radical Mycology
Radical Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on the belief that the life cycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in. The Radical Mycology Collective organizes educational events and disseminates free literature and other media on the many uses of fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health.
To learn more visit www.radicalmycology.com, or call 360.561.5612.