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October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for our third Fungus Trek with mycologist Ryan Mooney on October 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program begins with a PowerPoint talk in the duPont Library, followed by a site “trek” into Stratford’s forests and fields. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. The event cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children (8-13) and free for Friends of Stratford cardholders. Pre-registration is required. Please email or call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 to register. The program is limited to 40 participants.
Schedule for the day:
• 8:30 duPont Library doors open-light refreshments available
• 9:00 duPont Library – talk on fungi
• 10:15 a.m.- noon “Fungus Trek” with Ryan Mooney
About the speaker:
Ryan Mooney has lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia, since 2000. His projects include remediation and erosion control along the Rappahannock River with the City of Fredericksburg and cultivating local strains of fungi.
Ryan invites you to explore the intersection between fungi cultivation and ecological health. Partnering with fungi allows us to harness their power and cultivate awareness to environmental solutions. Mushrooms are recyclers: decomposing organic matter, building soils, and forming symbiotic relationships with over 90% of the plants and trees by exchanging nutrients with them. Fungi are a keystone species that help to connect all living organisms. Observing fungi can be fun for anyone with the proper resources, knowledge and safety precautions.