ONLINE WORKSHOP – Mushrooms for Gardeners


Although the world is in lockdown, the fungi are running riot out there!

Why are fungi important in gardens?

How do they underpin their health and resilience?

And how do we nurture them in our gardens?

This online workshop introduces participants to the Kingdom Fungi, particularly in the context of gardens. Participants will learn about their vital ecological importance and the basic skills for identifying fungi though guided examination of their own collected specimens

While it would have been great to be out in the forest, at least we won’t be wrangling with leeches!

TO NOTE: Participants will need a computer with a good internet connection, camera and microphone. Participants are encouraged to collect a couple of fungus specimens from their gardens in the days before the workshop. Only collect specimens in good condition, without any decay, so we can see the necessary features for identification. When collecting your specimens, remember not all fungi have the typical mushroom cap-and-stalk style form. Also look for other forms such as puffballs, bracket fungi, coral fungi or anything that you suspect might just be a fungus!

Further workshops can be viewed at this link.


SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020

TIME: 2pm–4pm