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Radical Mycology Convergence Talk: Creating a Culture of Remediation
October 6, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Metamimicry will lead a presentation and discussion on the work we have been doing in our communities, how you can get involved, and how to start something similar in your own! From developing a mushroom program from waste substrates with the Potter Valley Tribe to designing a mycoremediation stormwater project, we want to share some of the ways cultivating fungi can contribute to a changing society.
At Metamimicry, we believe in library-fying remediation resources, meaning, creating places where people can grow their own spawn, have access to cultivation tools and materials, and the space to collaborate with others. Our most recent project with the Squaxin Island Tribe is the development of SPoRE or Salish Place of Remediation Education. The community center, which is part-lab and part-resource library, supports the Tribe’s goals through promoting food sovereignty, nutrition and health wellness, traditional knowledge sharing, and community-led healing of the lands. An open access culture library will support all those who wish to grow at home.
During this workshop we will share how removing the barriers to access remediation knowledge, techniques, and materials allows for more of this work to be done: healing the land, our bodies, and the culture. We hope that sharing our experiences will inspire others to start similar projects in their communities, creating a web of interconnected myco-healing centers.