BOOK LAUNCH – Underground Lovers
Once overlooked, fungi are the exhilarating new poster organisms reconfiguring our understanding of the natural word and capturing the public imagination.
Alison’s new book, Underground Lovers presents compelling 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. The book explores fungi through first-hand stories – from the Australian desert to Iceland’s glaciers to America’s Cascade Mountains. We’ll dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply entwined with these unruly renegades of the subterrain.
What can we learn from the lives of fungi? Underground Lovers brings us to our knees, magnifier in hand, to find out.
Alison’s new book as well as her previous books, The Allure of Fungi and Wild Mushrooming will be available for purchase.
As part of the same festival, further events will take place in Wooragee and Beechworth the weekend before, Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May 2023.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Further workshops can be viewed at this link.