Mushrooms help us reconnect to nature in profound ways.
Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running
In this workshop, we'll explore the concept of Integral Mycology and the wealth of resources this perspective makes available in an urban setting. Much of the inspiration for this workshop comes from the excellent book The Integral Urban House - one of the very first manuals about urban permaculture and circular resource usage in modern human communities.
We combine these insights with mycology - the study of mushrooms - and the natural role of mycelium in breaking down materials, cycling nutrients and simultaneously filling multiple ecological roles.
We'll discuss each component - urban permaculture, circular and integral functions, and mycology - separately, and then how we might combine these functions into something more.
The workshop will center around using paper waste as a resource to grow mycelium - for food, medicine, art, and more.
Later in the OSCEdays, there will be a brainstorming session/challenge (link goes here when it's up!) surrounding integral mycology and where these methods might find a fit in our vision of a more circular and open-source Berlin. If you wish to join that, it's very helpful to participate in this workshop!
Time: Friday Evening?
Cost: Free to attend, but 3 EUR to cover material costs if you wish to participate in the hands-on component.
Additional Materials: If you want to participate in the hands-on component, please bring a large jar (500ml+) with a lid to grow your mycelium in!