BOOK LAUNCH – Underground Lovers


Seminar & Book Launch

Once overlooked, fungi are the exhilarating new poster organisms reconfiguring our understanding of the natural word and capturing the public imagination.

Underground Lovers is a captivating journey into the sensory realms of fungi. It’s told through first-hand stories – from the Australian desert to Iceland’s glaciers to America’s Cascade Mountains – where we encounter glowing ghost fungi and the enigma of the lobster mushroom. We’ll dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply intwined with these unruly renegades of the subterrain.

The book presents new questions and insights about fungi but is also an intimate celebration of their astonishing beauty and complexity. It melds science and personal reflection to explore overlooked themes, among them ­– fungi and fire, fungi and climate change, fungi and aesthetics, fungi in ecosystem restoration, and fungi and indigenous wisdom.

What can we learn from the lives of fungi? Underground Lovers brings us to our knees, magnifier in hand, to find out.

Join us for this Otways launch of Underground Lovers to hear some stories from Alison’s adventures during the writing of the book.

Signed copies of Underground Lovers will be available as well as her previous books, The Allure of Fungi and Wild Mushrooming.

This workshop is sponsored by Southern Otways Landcare.

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TIME: 18:00 – 19:30

VENUE: Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan Avenue, Apollo Bay.

COST: Free to attend, supper included