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The Fungal Queendom

  • Ambrosia Elixirs 109 Troutman Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Fungi are the keystone species that interconnect every facet of life in our world. This class will highlight the supreme influence these ancient and often overlooked organisms have upon our health, society, and environment and also provide a succinct peek into the Fungal Queendom from the perspectives of ecology, anthropology, pharmacology, and bioremedation. The class also features a workshop component that teaches attendees how to perform low tech and low cost mushroom cultivation techniques that can be replicated at home with upcycled materials. 

// About Craig //
Craig Trester is a mycologist and native New Yorker who applies principles of biomimicry to develop sustainable solutions for a future which faces many ecological challenges. By studying Fungi, he believes novel approaches towards alternative sustainable agriculture, pharmacology, and bioremediation can be realized. Craig leads a mycoremediation project at community biolab, which seeks to train local species of fungi to degrade common chemical and microbial contaminants.

Outside of the lab Craig is the sole proprietor of MYC.NYC, a Mycology educational resource based in New York City that teaches the benefits Fungi provide to our health, environment, and society. MYC.NYC’s current projects encompass: building a culture library of fungal species native to the New York City metropolitan area, giving introductory lectures on the amazing Queendom that is Fungi, teaching mushroom application/cultivation courses at venues across the city, making connections with local environmental/conservation organizations on Mycoremediation strategies, and collaborating with hydroponic farmers/community gardeners to help improve yields by implementing Fungi in their agricultural designs. 

To contact Craig you can email him at craig(at)myc(dot)nyc or on instagram @nyc.myc