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Virtual Women’s Conference Puts the Fun in Fungi

Guiliana Furci

The fourth annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference Mycelium Mysteries: A One of a Kind Women’s Mushroom Conference, focusing on the health and wellness of people and the planet, will be held online on September 25 through 27. The theme is Mushrooms as the Grandmothers of Our Ecosystem.

The virtual retreat will focus on increasing the understanding about how fungi, in shaping the soil, serve as key players in the health of Earth and trajectory of human culture around the globe. Workshops will be offered at the beginner through advanced levels and include topics in wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. This is a place to learn and get comfortable with mycological skills in a supportive, “fungal” community.

Long Litt Woon, author of The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, a social anthropologist and certified mushroom expert, will be the keynote speaker. She’ll offer insights into her journey through grief and the fascinating world of mushrooms. Guiliana Furci, the author of Fungi of Chile, the Field Guide, will speak about women in mycology.

For more information or to register, visit MidwestWomensHerbal.com.