This online course will cover the fundamentals of mycology, identifying and cultivating fungi, human uses for fungi and land management with fungi. Lessons will be pre-recorded and learners will have a weekly opportunity for live Q and A on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm. There will also be an online forum where people can ask questions or discuss topics. The course goes for 12 weeks starting Thursday February 3.
Anyone from any state is welcome to sign up to the course using the non-ACFE tickets.
We are running the course together with our partner organisation Haddon Community Learning Centre to provide limited discount ACFE funded places for adult learners, in order to qualify for a place you must:
If you don't qualify for an ACFE funded place you are still welcome to sign up with any other ticket.
Units covered in this course:
This course covers the fundamental aspects of mycology
Human uses for fungi and growing fungi
This course will cover human uses for fungi including
Fungal conservation, land-management and citizen science
This is a more advanced course focussing on fungi in the environment and how you can contribute as a citizen scientist
Wrap up session
If you are interested in just doing part of the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator. He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi conservation, and teaches gourmet mushroom cultivation. Caine started foraging for mushrooms in the early 1990's, and started cultivating gournet fungi in the mid 2000's. He did his Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Science at the University of Melbourne where his research project was based around Conservation Mycology.
Ema Corro has a Bachelor of Applied Science from RMIT and has researched mycomaterials in her honours project. She has been growing and foraging for mushrooms for 7 years. She is coordinator of MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology as well as the Wild Fungi DNA project which is developing environmental DNA techniques that citizen scientists can use to search for rare and endangered fungi.
We also have guest lectures by experts in fungi in land management, medicine and mycomaterials.
124 Weston St, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, Australia