1. A film by Paul Stamets
Six ways how mushrooms can save the world
Paul Stamets is a US professor who has conducted extensive research into the subject demonstrates in his video "hope to a severely damaged and toxic environment," He lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the world: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses.
Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords. The focus of Stamets' research is the Northwest's native fungal genome, mycelium, but along the way he has filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies, including pesticidal fungi that trick insects into eating them, and mushrooms that can break down the neurotoxins used in nerve gas.
2. A Presentation by Peter Taylor Soil Biota
Peter Taylor has a long term interest in alternative health and this led him to join Permaculture Noosa eight years ago. When he became a father he took the duties as primary carer of his children seriously. This led to bio dynamics and biological farming courses and ultimately to an interest in soil microbes. At Geoff Lawton's PRI forums he formed a relationship with the owner of the latest biological breakthrough formula for soil microbes and he imported it into Australia and has named it Biota Booster. Peters’ talk will be on soil microbes and plant health.
There will also be a time for questions and answers for people to ask questions on any permaculture related issues. All are welcome to attend.
Permaculture Meeting August
Memorial Hall, Next to Cooroy RSL, Cooroy
Thursday 21st of August 2014
Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public. Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace (where members can exchange their home grown produce or homemade products), the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. Usually held at Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy (next to the RSL). However for September 2014, the meetings will be held at Cooroy State Primary School Hall.
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Memorial Hall, Cooroy
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