This workshop will discuss the theory behind how fungi break down chemical pollutants- including oil and pesticides- accumulate heavy metals and radiation; filter water; and initiate and support many lifecycles that help regenerate ecosystems. We will talk through some specific case studies including how mushrooms have been used to degrade plastic and oil, and then learn through a demo of how to begin to explore mycoremediation.
Presenter Bio: Danielle Stevenson is a fungi enthusiast living in Victoria with 4 years of mushroom cultivation experience and a background in permaculture, organic food production and community-based work towards food sovereignty. She launched D.I.Y. Fungi to offer educational workshops and mushroom cultures (a.ka. “spawn”) for people of all ages to grow their own fungal food and medicine at their homes, gardens and farms; and to regenerate land and water systems by allying with fungi, plants, people and bacteria in ecological restoration and bioremediation projects.