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April 2018

Alison Pouliot – Fungal Wonders, Canberra

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An introduction to the Fungal Wonders of the Arboretum Canberra This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region, but also within wider Australian and international contexts. It includes an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area and beyond will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Following the…

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Alison Pouliot – Introduction to the Fungal Wonders of the Arboretum and Surrounds

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canberra ACT Australia
$80

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region, but also within wider Australian and international contexts. It includes an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area and beyond will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Following the seminar, participants will engage in a hands-on identification session where…

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May 2018

Alison Pouliot – Licking Honie Among Thornes, Creswick Vic

May 1 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Senior Citizens Centre, Water Street
Creswick, Vic Australia

In 1597, John Gerard wrote of fungi in his Herball: ‘fewer of them are good to be eaten; and most of them do suffocate and strangle the eater. Therefore I give my simple advice … to beware of licking honie among thornes.’ Today we know that most fungi don’t suffocate or strangle the eater, nor cause problems in gardens. Although fungi are often maligned by gardeners, clandestine fungal networks beneath the soil provide supportive architecture and increase resistance to drought…

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Alison Pouliot – Underground Lovers, Warrandyte Vic

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Hotel River View Room Warrandyte, Vic Australia

Seminar: Exploring the clandestine relationships between trees and fungi Although little known, the roots of almost every tree in the Australian landscape are intimately entwined with fungi. These relationships extend beyond trees and include every orchid and most shrubs and grasses. These mutually beneficial relationships are the secret to their 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. Fungi build architecture…

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Alison Pouliot – Mushrooms of the Mount, Woodend Vic

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Woodend Vic Australia
$100

An Adventure in a Curious Kingdom – Exploring the Mushrooms of the Mount at Ard Choille This foray introduces participants to the fungal curiosities of Ard Choille Heritage Garden. Why are fungi so important to healthy gardens? Why do they have such bizarre forms and amazing colours? Which ones are delicious and can you distinguish them from those that could land you in the grave? Our day begins with coffee on the croquet lawn as we search for answers to…

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Alison Pouliot – Adventure in a Curious Kingdom, Woodend Vic

May 5
Woodend Vic Australia
$100

Exploring the Mushrooms of the Mount at Ard Choille This foray introduces participants to the fungal curiosities of Ard Choille Heritage Garden. Why are fungi so important to healthy gardens? Why do they have such bizarre forms and amazing colours? Which ones are delicious and can you distinguish them from those that could land you in the grave? Our day begins with coffee on the croquet lawn as we search for answers to these questions through an interactive session on…

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Alison Pouliot – A Meander in the Mycosphere, Blackwood Vic

May 6
Lerderderg Forest Blackwood, Vic Australia
$75

Join us for this meander among the mushrooms and beyond into the depths of the mycosphere of the Lerderderg Forest. What do fungi do in forests? How do they support the health and resilience of almost every plant species? What can we do to ensure the future survival of fungi? Our day begins with morning tea in the forest where we’ll search for answers to these questions, followed by a four hour foray though the various ecosystem types in the…

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Alison Pouliot – Forests of fungi workshop, Apollo Bay Vic

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apollo Bay Vic Australia

Deep in the Otways forests, strange things transpire in fungal realms. Ghost fungi glow an eerie green. Other fungi ensnare creatures in the subterrains. And there are those that send local mammals into a frantic feeding frenzy. The fungi of the diverse Otways Forests ecosystems are little known. Only very scant and mostly anecdotal records exist. Fungi are an important part of these forests in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, as a food supply for animals, recycling…

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Alison Pouliot – Forests of Fungi workshop, Apollo Bay Vic

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apollo Bay Vic Australia

Deep in the Otways forests, strange things transpire in fungal realms. Ghost fungi glow an eerie green. Other fungi ensnare creatures in the subterrains. And there are those that send local mammals into a frantic feeding frenzy. The fungi of the diverse Otways Forests ecosystems are little known. Only very scant and mostly anecdotal records exist. Fungi are an important part of these forests in creating and stabilising soils, nourishing and interconnecting plants, as a food supply for animals, recycling…

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