Women's Mushroom Conference
September 23, 24 & 25, 2022 | Almond, WI
Featuring Keynote Speakers:
Suzanne Simard, New York Times Bestselling Author of Finding the Mother Tree
Barbara Ching, Former President of the North American Mycological Association
Patricia Armstrong, Mushroom & Lichen Researcher & Educator
Mushrooms: The Grandmothers of Our Ecosystems
This weekend-long women's mushroom conference will focus on understanding fungi as the Grandmothers of our ecosystems. Silently shaping the soil beneath our feet, fungi are key players in Earth's health and the trajectory of human culture around the globe. Still, we find ourselves in a time where the study of fungi is considered to be a neglected megascience, their mycelium, a mystery. It is our goal to help modern women connect with the roles and wisdom of our female ancestors who always maintained and shared their visceral understanding of the Fungal Queendom.
Mycelium Mysteries 2022:
Featuring Keynote Speakers
Suzanne Simard, Barbara Ching, and Patricia Armstrong
Suzanne Simard, author of "Finding the Mother Tree", will be joining us to present. Dr. Simard's book explores the ways in which trees learn and adapt their behaviors, remember the past, demonstrate agency over the future, and cooperate. Her research has been communicated broadly through TED Talks, articles, and more!
Barbara Ching is the Former President of the North American Mycological Association, a non-profit citizen-science organization and a professor in the English Department at Iowa State University. We are so excited for her to share her mycelial knowledge!
Patricia Armstrong has taught numerous classes on all aspects of nature including wild edible plants for over 60 years! Her "Wild Plant Family Cookbook" contains recipes for 600 different plants. She truly values the role of wild food and mushrooms in our lives as a whole!