– Exploring the Clandestine World of Fungi
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. Symbioses are the secret to 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, aerate them and allow water to gently percolate to deeper horizons. While often maligned by gardeners, the great majority of fungi are friends, not foes. We are in the midst of an exciting transitional time as thinking and practices around the importance of fungi in underpinning the health and resilience of terrestrial ecosystems is becoming better appreciated.
This illustrated and interactive seminar explores these fascinating relationships and looks at ways to encourage their flourishing in our gardens, parks and local environments.
Signed copies of Alison’s book The Allure of Fungi will be available for purchase.
Further seminar, forays and workshops can be found here.
TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020
VENUE: Wesley Hill Hall, 149 Pyrenees Hwy (Duke St), Castlemaine VIC 3450
TIME: 7:30Pm – 9pm
Free to attend
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