Take a fresh look at fungi with a workshop where participants will learn about the biology and morphology of mushrooms in our local environment. Kaleb Stocker and Cesar Gellido, co-owners of MycoNauts, will share how and why mushrooms grow. Participants will also learn the role fungi play in strengthening soil health and structure, cleaning toxins, creating medicine, growing clothes, and even providing us shelter. This is not a foraging program but covers how to grow your own mushrooms from home in a low-tech way.
Learn More About the Presenters:
Kaleb Stocker- Born and raised in Indiana, Kaleb is studying biology at Ball State and heavily involved with the food waste recycling program in Muncie. He can be found foraging for wild mushrooms in the local woods (where foraging is allowed) or growing his own mushrooms.
Cesar Gellido- Cesar is a transplant from Colorado where he fell in love with the environment, hunting, and camping in the Rocky Mountains. He practices permaculture and is growing a food forest on his property. Cesar gives back to his community by volunteering as a Board Member at Madjax and Partners In Food and Farming. He has taught Architecture at Ball State and currently is working with GEDA Architects.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Ball State University. *Teachers are welcome to contact Kelley V. Phillips at email@example.com for a waived fee.