Yesterday I had the supreme good fortune of attending The Bizarre and the Beautiful, Alison Pouliot’s fungi workshop in Woodend, Victoria. I recorded an interview with Alison before a wonderful day of immersion in the fungi kingdom. Both audio and written reflections to appear soon. If you live in Australia put on your wellies and get along to one of the workshops this Autumn. Quite … Continue reading Autumn fungi workshop
I just watched the TED talk in which mycologist and author Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe. Perfect Tuesday afternoon viewing. Followed up with a read of the Radical Mycology blog on wordpress. http://radicalmycology.wordpress.com Continue reading Paul Stamets TED Talk + Radical Mycology Website = Sweet Tuesday
“Anybody that wants a living wage is a radical.” Talk about good timing- visiting an apple farm when you’ve hit page 109 of a John Steinbeck novel about an apple picking strike. A man in a green apron hands me a slither of apple on a plate; the first of myriad good things to happen at the Heritage Fruits Society open day at Petty’s Orchard … Continue reading Did Anyone Miss Out On Buncombe?- Notes From The Apple Farm
The other night I met up with Adam Grubb of Very Edible Gardens and as usual he was carrying something he had gleaned from nature. This time it was delicious nuts from the bunya pine. DLT: The other day you gave me some bunya nuts to eat. Where did you get them from? AG: I’ve been getting them from various parks around Melbourne. Those first … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Bunya Nut?
DLT: Im talking to Paul Reardon tonight who just ate an echidna for dinner. Paul, how did you come about getting the echidna? I mean I’m assuming you didn’t buy it from Coles. Aldi maybe? PAUL: Well I was on my way to Castlemaine when my friend and I spotted the poor fella on the highway near amphitheatre. It had been hit by a car. … Continue reading extreme monotreme