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Fungi Fix (Mycoremediation) with Sean Parnell, Jill Easterday, and Mino de Angelis of Bay Area Applied Mycology

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Sean Parnell, Jill Easterday, and Mino de Angelis of BAAM!

During this presentation Sean, Jill, and Mini will provide introductory information about Mycoremediation where fungi break down or absorb toxins. Contaminants where mycoremediation is applicable include oil, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, dye effluent, cigarette butts, radiation and bacteria.

Bay Area Applied Mycology (BAAM) is a collective of environmentally minded mushroom enthusiasts who are seeking to enrich the environment and community through the cultivation & application of fungi, plants and bacteria to problems facing the environment and humanity. BAAM also seeks to educate and empower people and communities; by putting simple cultivation strategies and access to lab space within reach of the average home gardener, urban farmer or mushroom fan.

Bay Area Applied Mycology (BAAM) is a collective of environmentally minded mushroom enthusiasts who are seeking to enrich the environment and community through the cultivation & application of fungi, plants and bacteria to problems facing the environment and humanity. This could include mycoremediation, mycofiltration, and mycoforestry. Mycoremediation is where fungi break down or absorb toxins. Contaminants where mycoremediation is applicable include oil, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, dye effluent, cigarette butts, radiation and bacteria. Mycofiltration is the use of fungi to clean water. Mycoforestry is the use of fungi to improve forest health.

BAAM also seeks to educate and empower people and communities; by putting simple cultivation strategies and access to lab space within reach of the average home gardener, urban farmer or mushroom fan.

FOUNDED IN 2011 and based in the East Bay, Bay Area Applied Mycology is a collective of environ- mentally minded mushroom enthusiasts who are seeking to enrich the environment and commu- nity through the cultivation and application of fungi, plants and bacteria to problems facing the environment and humanity. As a non-profit organization, BAAM also seeks to educate and empower people and communities by putting simple cultivation strategies and access to lab space within reach of the average home gardener, urban farmer or mushroom fan.

Sean Parnell—President and founding member of Bay Area Applied Mycology, facility manager for the East Bay Vivarium, and certified California Naturalist. Avid volunteer for local State, Regional and National Parks through the California Condor Recovery Program, Peregrine Falcon Team in Pine Canyon, the Kestrel Campaign, Bay Area Puma Project,and CA Fish & Wildlife Mourning Dove Banding project. In what little time remains he enjoys the outdoors, travel, nature photography, wildlife monitoring through the use of trail cameras, spending time with his wife and maintaining their suburban farm.

Jill Easterday has a masters degree in environmental management with a focus on mycoremediation. She is currently treasurer of Bay Area Applied Mycology, as well as a member of both the Mycological Society of San Francisco and Sonoma County Mycological Association. Jill is employed at The Odin, a company that sells DIY biohacking kits, and is pleased to be working with Ecovative developing a new fungi kit. In her free time, she likes to play with bioluminescent organisms.

Mino de Angelis is a charismatic mycologist and one of BAAM’s founding members.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
December 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Mycological Society of Marin County
Website:
mycomarin.org

Venue

Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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