WORKSHOP – Fungi of Forests & Farms

Torquay Landcare event Alison Pouliot

Fungi of Forests & Farms Workshop

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. In particular, it explores how soil fungi are vital to the health and resilience of 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. Fungal conservation will also be discussed in the context of local ecosystems.

The workshop includes an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi, especially in the context of agroecosystems. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. After a teabreak participants will participate in a multi-sensory and hands-on fungus identification using specimens, guides and other resources.

Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Participants will learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field.

Supplementary notes and refreshments will provided.

For a full list of autumn 2018 mushroom workshops and forays visit this link.

OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

THURSDAY 17 MAY 2018

10:00 – 16:00

FRESHWATER CREEK, VIC

Free to attend but priority given to Torquay Landcare Group, Surf Coast Inland Plains Network and Connewarre Landcare members.

Bookings: Lesley laevans1@bigpond.com

Further Information: alison@alisonpouliot.com