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Saturday, August 15 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mushroom Mycelium as Natural Resin

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Ecovative in upstate New York has pioneered fungal mycelium as a natural resin used to bind plant waste products into packaging shapes, particle boards, automotive parts, surfboards and buoys.  All it took was beginner's mind and eyes of two young engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to see the elasticity and network of fungal hyphae as a new biopolymer.  Join Sue Van Hook, Ecovative's Chief Mycologist for a look at the science of mycelial resin.

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Sue Van Hook

Sue Van Hook is a mycologist, naturalist, teacher and healer.  She has been studying the taxonomy and ecology of fungi for the past 40 years, having begun her coursework in the Pacific Northwest where the mushroom season lasts 9 months of the year.  She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in botany and mycology at Humboldt State University under the tutelage of Dr. David L. Largent, an authority on pink-spored... Read More →

Saturday August 15, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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