MYCOREMEDIATION FOR EVERYONE:
HEALING OUR WORLD WITH FUNGI
THIS COURSE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN RUNNING SPRING OF 2019.
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Fungi are the great stewards of the natural world. As they build soil and maintain the health of plants, they also purge and break down the human-made toxins that increasingly pollute the world. Motor oil, dioxins, plastics, and much more have all proven susceptible to fungal degradation. And yet, the application of these fungal abilities (often referred to as mycoremediation) has scarcely been implemented outside of research laboratories.
In this course, you will learn about the current state of mycoremediation alongside various techniques to apply this knowledge in your daily life.
— TOPICS COVERED —
- Experimental design
- Soil and water testing strategies
- Mycoremediating bacteria- and metal-contaminated water systems
- Testing and mycoremediating chemical-contaminated soil
- Remediating common farm wastes
- Remediating common urban pollutants
- Supporting plant, animal, and human health with fungi
- Safety, detoxifying, aftercare support
- Mycoremediation activism
— THIS COURSE INCLUDES —
- 1-year of streaming access to 10 hours of video coursework (including a blend of blackboard work, explanatory animations and images, technique demonstrations, and videos in the field)
- Lifetime access to this class' section of the MYCOLOGOS® discussion forum
- Downloadable PDFs of course notes
- Project instructions and materials lists
- Certificate of Completion (upon completing course requirements and final exam)
— ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR —Peter McCoy is the founder of MYCOLOGOS® and the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi, one of the most comprehensive books on accessible mycology written to date. For the last 10 years, Peter's unique approach to working with fungi has brought him to present to tens of thousands of people around the world. An internationally-celebrated and dedicated teacher, Peter's instruction model works to engage all modes of learning by offering a blend of visual presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions. For more information, see Peter's full bio here.
— SUGGESTED COMPLEMENTARY COURSES —
- EVERYTHING’S CONNECTED: FUNGAL ECOLOGY FROM THE SOIL TO THE SKY
- GROWING MUSHROOMS FOR THE FIRST TIME
- GROWING FUNGI OUTDOORS AND OFF-GRID
- MYCOREMEDIATION: DIVING DEEP