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Thursday, August 18


Under Pressure: Evolutionary Oddities in the Fungal World

Daniel Winkler had a medical emergency in the family, so Noah Siegel, author of the beautiful brand new book Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, will dazzle you with intriguing tales and beautiful mushrooms.

Thursday August 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435


Fungal diversity in Chile: Gondwanan Paradise on Earth
Fungi are not an exception when it comes to conservation action for biodiversity. Moreover, at The Fungi Foundation we believe they are critical for the outcome of conservation at large. Putting fungal public policy in place is a task never undertaken until an NGO from Chile committed to getting political justice for Kingdom Fungi. Our work also takes on the task of working on the symbolical level of public perception of the fungi kingdom. To secure the future of fungi we need sound science, legislative action and creative transformation of our perception/understanding of our dependence on fungi for life. The latter is being developed through a pioneer project to integrate art, science and citizens at large in conjunction with Fundación Armar. The results are promising! 

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Giuliana Furci

Executive Director / Founder of Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Maria Furci George-Nascimento has been devoted to mycology since 1999. Her inescapable drive to study Chile's fungi has led her to travel the country looking for fungal fruit bodies in different environments and ecosystems... Read More →

Thursday August 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
Saturday, August 20


Wild Foods Foray
Katrina Blair will dazzle you with the amazing foods that you can find right outside your door. Learn about these foods and then go on a foray with her after her lecture.

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Katrina Blair

Founder, Turtle Lake Refuge
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods.  She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College.  In 1997 she completed a... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435


Eat Your Weeds!: Permaculture with Fungi & Alternative Substrate Demo
Mark Jones and Kris Holstrom will discuss growing mushrooms on Ailanthus, thistle and introduce the Eat Your Weeds project to convert invasive and opportunistic plant species into edible mushrooms, while also focusing on community based systems for stroring and sharing information to improve the education of the processes in developing novel food production system for humans and livestock alike.

Oyster mushrooms will grow on just about any agricultural by-product. In this session attendees will be able to learn the skills needed for both hot water bath and cold lime treatments for pasteurizing cereal straws for oyster mushroom production. Take home items will be small bags of inoculated oyster kits!

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Kris Holstrom

Tomtem Farm
Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, school and community gardens through her... Read More →
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Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Elks Park Elks Park, S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435


Training Fungi to Produce Novel Antibiotics for Problematic Agricultural and Medical Pathogens

Tradd Cotter will discuss the research at Mushroom Mountain and the potential of untapped resources for discovering and isolating novel compounds from fungi to survive the next millenia!

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Tradd Cotter

Mushroom Mountain LLC
Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435