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“Fungi are the keystone species that interconnect every facet of life in our world. This class will highlight the supreme influence these ancient and often overlooked organisms have upon our health, society, and environment and also provide a succinct peek into the Fungal Queendom from the perspectives of ecology, anthropology, pharmacology, and bioremediation. The class also features a workshop component that teaches attendees how to perform low tech and low cost mushroom cultivation techniques that can be replicated at home with upcycled materials.
Craig Trester is a mycologist and native New Yorker who applies principles of biomimicry to develop sustainable solutions for a future which faces many ecological challenges. By studying Fungi, he believes novel approaches towards alternative sustainable agriculture, pharmacology, and bioremediation can be realized.”