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January 2020

SECOND SESSION ADDED: Fantastic Fungi screening and panel discussion

January 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cinema Nova, Lygon St, Carlton + Google Map

On Thursday January 30, Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) presents a Melbourne special feature film screening of the new documentary Fantastic Fungi followed by a panel discussion with leading experts from the world of mycology, ecology, and psilocybin therapy. This event supports the work of Fungimap. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save…

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March 2020

Seminar: Clandestine Trysts and Benevolent Acts – The Secret World of Garden Fungi

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Geelong Botanic Gardens Meeting Room, Geelong Botanic Gardens
Geelong, VIC
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Fungi have aroused both delight and fear across the centuries, around the globe. The so-called mushrooms and toadstools have captured imaginations due to their qualities of edibility and toxicity, hallucinogenicity and ephemerality. Some cultures even believed them to have supernatural powers. However, beyond the myths and legends, fungi underpin almost every terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. They build architecture in soils, aerating them and allowing water to gently percolate to deeper horizons. Although little known, the roots of almost every…

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Residential Foray – Numinbah Valley

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - March 15 @ 1:00 pm

The Queensland Mycological Society is planning a residential foray from the 13th to 15th of March. Location: Bornhoffen PCYC Camp in the Numinbah Valley The cost is just $85.00 for the weekend for members. (BYO linen and food.) More details will be provided in due course, but we plan the following activities: Forays Workshops A Feast A Movie Night  

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Seminar: Underground Lovers – Exploring the Clandestine World of Fungi

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wesley Hill Hall, 149 Duke St
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
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Although little known, the roots of almost every plant in the Australian landscape are intimately entwined with fungi. These relationships extend beyond trees to include every orchid and most shrubs and grasses. Symbioses are the secret to success in our highly variable climate and nutrient-deficient soils. Fungi not only help plants access water and nutrients, but also increase their resistance to drought and disease. They build architecture in soils, aerate them and allow water to gently percolate to deeper horizons.…

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