Medicinal Mushrooms, Healing the Planet and People (Audio)

Oct 20, 2019
Presented by John Michelotti at The Second Annual John Cage Trust Mycology Weekend.

Writes John Michelotti, "Throughout history people have been known to utilize fungi for improving their bodies, minds, and spirit. Today we are even more aware of the benefits of fungi and the ways in which we utilize them are expanding. Let's touch upon how fungi have helped the health of the planet and the ways people have paired with them historically. We will explore research and resources of medicinal mushrooms namely Chaga, Reishi, and Lion's Mane as well as how to make tinctures and extracts. I will explain my journey with these fungi, selling extracts and anecdotal evidence from my community members. The future of fungi in health is vast as are the positive ways which fungi are already healing the planet. Learn how fungi can improve our lives, our communities, and our planet."

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts. John is a past President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. He was chosen by the Catskill Center as a "Steward of the Catskills" for his contribution to the environment. His goal is to educate and inspire people to pair with fungi to improve health, communities, and the environment.