Port Washington area workshop to offer fungi fun

March 23, 2018 by  

Fungi, which are distinct from both plants and animals, can be beneficial to the environment, and a Port Washington area workshop will explore the world of mycology in more detail.

The Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost class will give those who take part a greater understanding of how fungi play an important role in the recycling of nutrients through the ecosystem, It has been organized by the NYC Compost Project, and the Queens Botanical Garden will serve as the host.

The participants in the morning will be led through an exploration of the biology of fungi, and they will then learn more about how they decompose organic material in the soil. After this, they will have a chance to find out how compost can be used to cultivate beneficial varieties of this group of organisms. As the class draws to a close, the attendees will discover how they can craft their very own cardboard and coffee mushroom starter kit that they can take home with them.

The registration fee for this workshop is $6 each, and it will take place at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. A printing services provider can be called upon to supply handouts and other materials that can be distributed during this type of occasion.

The event will be taking place on May 19. Additional information can be found on the Queens Botanical Garden Facebook page.