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Time: June 11, 2011 at 7pm to June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm
Location: Foxglove Farm
Street: 1200 Mt Maxwell Road
City/Town: Salt Spring Island
Website or Map: http://www.foxglovefarmbc.ca/…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: educational, talk, and, workshop
Organized By: Foxglove Farm
Latest Activity: May 20, 2011
Author, mycologist, and eco-innovator Paul Stamets will bring his vision and practical knowledge to a rare workshop at Salt Spring Island’s Centre for Arts, Ecology, & Agriculture.
Fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer some powerful, practical solutions to many of the forces of environmental degradation facing the biosphere.
Stamets works with mycelium to replace chemical insecticides and break down toxic wastes, including petroleum-based products such as diesel, dioxins, and numerous other harmful chemicals into non-toxic forms.
The course will be a blend of lecture on how fungi can help heal the environment with hands-on demonstration on growing edible and medicinal mushrooms. Farmers, gardeners, green architects and ecological designers all can use these emerging myco- technologies.
Paul Stamets has written six mushroom-related books, most recently Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Paul is an advisor to the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson; on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. He has supplied mushrooms for a breast cancer clinical study and worked with BioShield BioDefense Program since 2005 to develop new defenses against bioterrorism. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure’s Magazine’s Green-O-vator and the Argosy Foundation’s E-chievement Awards. In November of 2008, Utne Reader recognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year. In February of 2010, Paul received the President’s Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration.
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