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August meeting- Olga Tzogas, Mushrooms + Culture of Greece
August 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olga Tzogas and her journey with Fungi and plants started over ten years ago. In 2011, Smugtown Mushrooms was started, which provides, cultivation supplies to grow mushrooms, indoors or outdoors, for food or for medicine. We also host workshops, organize events and bring community together for social + environmental justice. Olga continuously is eager to learn more and embrace the never-ending, unlocked potential of mushrooms, fungi and the natural world. Olga teaches workshops throughout the continent about wild mushroom identification, medicinal mushrooms, biology, and mushroom cultivation. She was a core organizer for the 2016 Radical Mycology Convergence and the MycoSymbiotics Festival from 2015-17. Olga with the collaboration of the collective, The Mycelium Underground, helped develop the New Moon Mycology Summit in 2018. Annually, Olga guides small groups immersing in the land based and traditional knowledge of Northern Greece. These visits allows one to see how precious Greece is ecologically and culturally. We focus deeply on the fungi and plants present and ways locals use and have had used them in times of antiquity