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General Meeting – Thursday Nov 8

Ja Schindler : Fungi for the People

We are pleased to welcome Ja Schindler from Fungi for the People to our November general meeting. Fungi for the people is a Eugene-based organization dedicated to working with mushrooms in a sustainable fashion to heal the planet and it’s people.

Ja will be speaking about Mushroom Permaculture, MycoRemediation and Cultivated Medicine.

CMS general meetings are held the second Thursday of every month and are open to the public.

Time : 7 p.m.

Location : LCC Science Building #16, Room 115.

General Meeting — Thursday November 10th, 2011

Geoffrey Johnson on Mycoremediation at the Oregon Country Fair.

The Cascade Mycological Society presents Geoffrey Johnson. He will be discussing his mycoremediation project on a site at the Oregon Country Fair. November 10th, 2011. Meet at  7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Geoffrey has been involved with the Oregon Country Fair’s Mycological Restoration Project since 2010. As an environmental science major at the University of Oregon, he is committed to the process of expanding functional knowledge into sustainable human societies. Geoffrey is particularly interested in partnering with Fungi as biological allies in the design of systems for dealing responsibly with waste streams and effluent.

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Amazon Mycorenewal Project

Between 1964 and 1992, Texaco spilled over 18.5 billion gallons of highly toxic waste into 600 open unlined pits. Little has been cleaned up. These pools contain a mixture of oil, heavy metals and radioactive substances that continues to overflow and seep into the water table, resurfacing in rivers and wells.

The Amazon Mycorenewal Project brings this exciting technique to the Amazon for
the first time ever. A coalition of Ecuadorian and international non-governmental organizations is partnering with local people to remediate their lands using mycelium as well as grow edible and medicinal mushrooms for consumption and income generation.