Curry Punk & Jelly Brain – Fungus Discovery Workshop
Fungi matter more than we’ve always appreciated. Although little known, the roots of almost every plant in the Australian landscape are intimately entwined with fungi. These relationships extend beyond trees to include every orchid and most shrubs and grasses. These mutually beneficial relationships are the secret to their success in our highly variable climate and nutrient-deficient soils.
Fungi not only help plants access water and nutrients, but also increase their resistance to drought and disease. They build architecture in soils, aerating them and allowing water to gently percolate to deeper horizons. While often maligned by gardeners, the great majority of fungi are friends, not foes.
This interactive workshop explores these fascinating relationships and looks at ways to encourage their flourishing in our gardens, parks and local environments. Alison’s recent book The Allure of Fungi in which she interacted with fungi and their followers in the forests of a dozen countries, will also be available for purchase.
Further workshops can be viewed at this link.