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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities

Conference Puts the Fun in Fungi

Photo courtesy of Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference

The fourth annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, Mycelium Mysteries: A One of a Kind Women’s Mushroom Conference, will be held online, September 25, 26 and 27. Focusing on the health and wellness of people and the planet, the theme is Mushrooms as the Grandmothers of our ecosystem.

The virtual retreat will focus on understanding fungi shaping the soil as key players in the health of Earth and the trajectory of human culture around the globe. Workshops will be offered at the beginner through advanced levels and include topics in wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. This is a place to learn and get comfortable with mycological skills in a supportive “fungal community”.

Author of The Way Through the Woods on Mushrooms and Mourning, Long Litt Woon is a social anthropologist and certified mushroom expert. Her keynote presentation will offer insights into her journey through grief and the fascinating world of mushrooms. Giuliana Furci, the author of Fungi of Chile, the Field Guide, will speak about women in mycology.

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