Mushrooms for remediation, food security, soil healing, and growing medicines

The following is posted on the IMA Meetup page at the request of our respected friend Nance Klehm:

Resilient Mycology

Sponsored by
Social Ecologies
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm


Suggested Donation $10-$20

Wellington Avenue UCC
615 W. Wellington Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
(Lakeview neighborhood)

Mushroom citizen science for remediation in increased food security, soil healing, and growing potent medicines.

Discovering and encouraging positive fungal disturbance response in urban ecologies, transforming waste into food and medicine is the work of the mushroom cultivator, in turn creating more healthy soil, feeding community and the earth.

Presenters ...
Ja Schindler is an author, gardener, mushroom cultivator, teacher, community organizer. Ja resides in Eugene, Oregon where he researches and offers education and consultation in mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation.

Originally from Detroit, his interests in post-industrial urban renewal, food security, and environmental awareness developed into a fierce affinity for bioremediation and fungi at a young age. For the past decade he has been studying mycology, has lived and worked on a progressive mushroom farm, developed low-tech cultivation methods, and experimented with an array of remediation strategies. His first book, ‘Fungi For the People”, in the Spring of 2014.

Leila Darwish is a community organizer, urban gardener and permaculturalist with a BSc in Environmental Conservation Sciences. Most of her grassroots organizing has centered on environmental justice issues in communities struggling with either the threat of or the enduring legacy of toxic contamination of their land and drinking water. Her focus on grassroots bioremediation stems from a deep commitment to justice and the passionate desire to empower people by providing them with simple, practical, transformative, and accessible tools for regenerative earth repair.

Co-Sponsored by Social Ecologies and Eco-Justice Collaborative
Wellington Avenue UCC is accessible by the “L” (red, purple and brown lines) or bus (CTA 22 on Clark or CTA 36 on Broadway). Parking is available on- street or in public lots along Broadway, between Belmont and Wellington.
Questions? Email: [masked]

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  • UrbanFirefly

    I have a few health problems that nicely dovetailed with my router crashing so I couldn't even change my RSVP.
    I very much hope you have more events like this though. It's exactly what I'm looking for!

    July 26, 2013

    • rebecca

      Feel better and join us soon! :)

      July 27, 2013

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