12 minutes | Nov 23rd 2020

Ep 090 At Ease, Disease – There’s Fungus Among Us.

What are you thankful for?  It seems like the Thanksgiving table will be pretty empty, and pretty bleak for many people this year.  And what kind of hope is there in the midst of so much death and pollution and destruction and isolation in the world today?  What are we supposed to learn here, anyway?

The answer:  We learn from Fungi (mushrooms, to most of us).  This amazing organism has been around long enough to be in the fossil record, and has been doing the same thing for as long as we can tell.  It creates life from death; Healing, from injury and disease; Networks of benefits between organisms like itself, and completely unlike itself; and fractal communication, way before we ever thought up the internet.  It’s why communities that work together often thrive, especially in times that seem less than hopeful.

We might look at the ground beneath our feet and see a pile of dead dirt, but it’s teeming with life, and renewal, and hope.  Fungi are the largest organisms on the planet, in more than one way.  It’s almost like magic.

Our podcast is a little different this week -- basically a big promo for a film that made us cry, and hope.  After watching Fantastic Fungi, we wish the same emotional experience for you with this one.  Fungi (and the story of those that pursue them) are agricultural products we wholeheartedly recommend that will make you feel full of hope, even if there’s no ingestion required.

And yes, we’ll be bringing you more from the Mycelium Movement and Mycoremediation to a podcast soon.  It’s Magic.  

 Links:

https://fantasticfungi.com/
https://www.amazon.com/Fantastic-Fungi-Brie-Larson/dp/B08DK21H6T
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8258074/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus
https://fungi.com/
https://fungi.com/blogs/articles
https://www.amazon.com/Mycelium-Running-Mushrooms-Help-World/dp/1580085792
https://mushroommountain.com/tradd-cotter/
https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Mushroom-Farming-Mycoremediation-Experimental/dp/1603584552/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=organic+mushroom+farming&qid=1606168335&s=books&sr=1-3
https://www.facebook.com/extraharvestshare/
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-the-biggest-organism-in-the-world

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