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November 2nd, 2016

William Padilla-Brown
"Fungal Fortunes"

Fungal Fortunes: The field of mycology has never been more accessible to the public, with online forums, books from experts, and workshops in almost all major cities in the U.S.. We are seeing more and more, 'amateur mycologists' contributing to our understanding of Fungi! William will be speaking on how he went from dropping out of high school to culturing wild mushrooms, starting a farm, and learning how to grow Cordyceps mushrooms. Learn how fungi, and mushrooms can be incorporated into whole system designs for the home/farm, and community for food, medicine, and remediation. The presentation will end with a discussion on 'bio-hacking' yourself with nootropic (cognitive-enhancing), and adaptogenic fungi, mushrooms, sclerotia, and lichen.

William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, urban shaman, citizen scientist, poet, mycologist, amateur phycologist, and a certified permaculture designer. William has spent most of his life traveling the world, stopping at such places as The Pyramid of the Sun, Olmec Ruins in Villahermosa and Campeche Mexico, England, France, Taiwan, and various states on the East and West coast of Northern America. He has run a non-profit in New Cumberland called Community Compassion for the past 4 years focusing on radical sustainability, and operates MycoSymbiotics LLc, a small mycological research and mushroom production business. He has educated children and adults on topics varying from mushroom cultivation to nutrition via various workshops and programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Delaware, and Colorado. William dropped out of High School at age 16 and has since been pursuing a non-traditional independent approach to his higher education, actively promoting alternative education options. William received a certification in permaculture from Susquehanna Permaculture and NGOZI, Inc; studies Noetics via Academy for Future Science, and Alex and Allyson Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors; and mycology via various North American courses and workshops.

As always, try to come around 6:30 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!

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Meeting are at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.




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MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.


Mushrooms have religious importance in many cultures, including the North American Indians. The Blackfoot Indians believed puffballs were stars that fell to Earth.


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