SEMINAR – Fungi of Moorabool’s Forests & Farms

Moorabool Landcare

Fungi of the Moorabool Catchment’s Forests and Farms

What exactly are all those fungi doing out there in the landscape?

Although little known, every eucalypt and most other trees form beneficial relationships with fungi. Fungi also make farm and forest soils more resistant to drought and disease.

Ecologist E.O Wilson famously reminded us that it is the little guys that run the world. Fungi, along with invertebrates drive most of the ecological processes in our local landscapes. They build architecture in soils; influence hydrology; sequester carbon; recycle organic matter; provide habitats and govern energy flows.

Looking after soil fungi is vital to the health and resilience of our agroecosystems and forest ecosystems. Understanding the role of fungi in soils and ways to support and maximise their function benefits not just the soils, but all the associated organisms including humans.

During this illustrated and interactive seminar we will explore the amazing diversity and significance of fungi and why they are important to successful Landcare.

For information about other fungus and photography workshops and events, please see the full listing at this link.

OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2018

BALLAN, VIC

7pm – 9pm

No charge to attend.

Bookings: Jennifer Johnson 0497 770 075 or moorabool.landcare@gmail.com

Further info: alison@alisonpouliot.com