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Mushroom Cultivation for Food Sovereignty

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by the Mohawk Valley Freedom School:

In this workshop, we’ll talk about the relationship of food sovereignty to individual political practice and its relationship to community resilience in the face of climate breakdown. We’ll then see a practical example of practicing food sovereignty by preparing to grow our own edible mushrooms. Cultivating mushrooms is a perfect way for beginners and expert gardeners to add diversity to their diet and practice food sovereignty with relatively little time and cost investment. The Fungi queendom has historically been overlooked and often feared, but once viewed with an open mind, it is clear that mushrooms can provide an abundant source of food and medicine, a means of remediating damaged soil, and a new appreciation for organisms that live on the fringes.

Each participant will prepare their own mushroom-growing substrate to take home and watch grow.

All are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for this event, which will help cover materials costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration before the class will be helpful but not necessary. If you would like to register, please send us an email at tosuticabooking@gmail.com

About the instructor:
Thomas Wendt is an author, design researcher, and beginning homesteader. After 7 years in NYC, he and his partner moved to the foothills of the Adirondacks where they are trying to revitalize a previously neglected house and plot of land into a flourishing home for many species. He is an avid wild food forager, amateur mushroom cultivator, and post-civilization anarchist.


October 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Other Side
2011 Genesee St
Utica, New York 13501
(315) 735-4825
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