Dearest Mycophiles : Olympia Mycelial Nework

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Are you interested in working with Fungi?

Do you see a future where we partner with these organisms in our communities to heal and replentish?

Do you have big ideas that you want to share, or just support a group of vigilant mycophiles who're devoted to Radical methods of partnering up with Ecology?

Come gather with the Olympia Mycelial Network this saturday at their location on the westside! We will be discussing upcoming projects in the communtity as well as potential projects with our resources, and doing inventory of the fungi that we're currently working with to figure out our next steps, and probably feed some mycellium! Hungry pleurotus awaits!

So many projects so little time!!! 

1:00pm Sat Aug. 11th

1902 Burbank Ave NW


***The Olympia Mycelia Network is a newly developing group of volunteers working to share knowledge and skills related to the use of fungi for environmental and personal betterment. The OMN is non-discriminatory and open to people of all backrounds and levels of engagement with fungi. We seek to destigmatize and simplify work with fungi to create greater access to the benefits they provide. Our current work plans focus on small scale, low tech cultivation, community outreach via free/cheap workshops and community mushroom plots, developing our own mushroom medicinals, and working to implement remediations projects to clean up polluted areas locally.



Draft Horses at Evergreen’s Organic Farm Next Wednesday, August 1

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

On August 1, from 10 to noon, there will be a demonstration of draft horse plowing on Evergreen’s small-scale Organic Farm.

The demonstration is in support of the organic farming and sustainable agriculture studies at The Evergreen State College. Lise Hubbe of Sweetwell Farm in Scio Oregon will lead the demonstration.

The public and The Evergreen State College community is invited to visit and watch. The Organic Farm is located on the campus of The Evergreen State College.

For driving directions visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/conference/drivingdirections.htm

The Cosmos Unveiled: How to Explore & Interpret the Night Sky

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Join us for an evening of storytelling and Astronomy Education, with Dave Powell, as he shares, "The Cosmos Unveiled: How to Explore and Interpret the Night Sky,” at 7:00 pm, in Seminar 2 C 1105 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

At dusk, Dave will engage us in a star hunt for an evening of stories and adventure. Dave Powell is a dedicated amateur astronomer and storyteller extraordinaire. He is known for his entertaining and informative, hands on lectures, stories, and star hunts, and is in demand throughout the Western United States for his theatrical star hunts, presentations on Messier, and other topics. He lives in Ashland, Oregon and volunteers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Dave is active in Astronomy outreach, has given many public presentations in the Pacific Northwest, and has earned the Astronomical Leagues Master Outreach Award. After being involved with, the Oregon Star Party for nine years, Dave is the current director.

The Oregon Star Party is an annual gathering of six to seven hundred amateur astronomers, held in August, under the very dark skies of central Oregon. Sponsored by Evergreen Summer Program, and "Astronomy and Cosmology, Stars and Stories." For more information contact Rebecca Chamberlain chambreb@evergreen.edu,

2012 South Sound Science Symposium

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

From today's inbox:

Eco Sex Symposium

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 3:00pm

Check out this amazing event which takes a deeper look into our relationships with each other and relates them to our relationship with this planet and the resources that nurture us, just like our relationships with each other do. Is there some overlying climate of normalized abuse or entitlement that is inhibiting the many facets of our intimate nature with each other? Also, what is an Eco Sexual? These questions and more! Will be explored this weekend! 

I told my friend from Ohio about this event his appropriate response was "Only in Portland..."


Adventure & Conservation Speaker Series: The Global Owl Project

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Adventure & Conservation Series: The Global Owl Project

Tuesday July 17, 2012
7:00 to 8:15 PM
REI Olympia
625 Black Lake Blvd. #410
Olympia, WA 98502

This lively presentation has two parts: first an overview of the Global Owl Project, then an examination of the wonderful world of the Burrowing Owl in western North America. The Global Owl Project has 450 people working on the science and conservation of owls in 65 countries. The focus of the work is on owl surveys, genetics, vocalizations, morphology, distribution mapping, owls in human myth and culture, and on dissemination of findings - for all of the owls on Earth. There have been significant new findings about the winter
movements of Burrowing Owls from Oregon and Washington, and these are offered along with a fuller review of the fascinating ecology of this beautiful owl.

Register online at: http://www.rei.com/stores/141 or by sending an email to Kathleen Ackley or calling (360) 943-3012.

Orca Books Author Reading: Jeff Crane, Author of Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 7:00pm

Finding The River Book CoverOrca Books is pleased to welcome historian and Evergreen alum Jeffrey Crane to the store to discuss his new book Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha.

In 1992 landmark federal legislation called for the removal of two dams from the Elwha River to restore salmon runs. Jeff Crane dives into the debate over development and ecological preservation in Finding the River, presenting a long-term environmental and human history of the river as well as a unique look at river reconstruction.
Finding the River examines the ways that different communities—from the Lower Elwha Klallam Indians to current-day residents—have used the river and its resources, giving close attention to the harnessing of the Elwha for hydroelectric production and the resulting decline of its fisheries. Crane describes efforts begun in the 1980s to remove the dams and restore the salmon. He explores the rise of a river restoration movement in the late twentieth century and the roles that free-flowing rivers could play in preserving salmon as climate change presents another set of threats to these endangered fish.
A significant and timely contribution to American Western and environmental history—removal of the two Elwha River dams began in September 2011—Finding the River will be of interest to historians, environmentalists, and fisheries biologists, as well as to general readers interested in the Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula, and environmental issues.

Capitol Land Trust Annual Summer Gala

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

12th Annual Summer Gala at Helsing Junction Farm with Keynote Speaker Tony Angell.

Help support your local non-profit and conservation group Capitol Land Trust in our annual fundraising gala. Hosted in the Chehalis River Valley on the gorgeous Helsing Junction organic farm, the summer gala will feature south sound artist Tony Angell as a keynote speaker, a delicious catered feast from Xinh Dwelley, and a benefit auction. Live music by Back Porch Swing--as well as fresh beer on tap and Washington wines--make this an event that cannot be missed. 

Tickets are $75 per person if purchased in advance, or $85 at the door.

21 and over only.

Tickets are limited , so get yours here!

Phone: (360)943-3012 Email:kathleen@capitollandtrust.org

Volunteers Needed to Table with Hemp Foods at Co-ops and Farmers Market June 4-10

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 3:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2012 - 3:00pm

Hemp History Week


Volunteers Needed to Table with Hemp Foods and Products

June 4-10, 2012

Eastside and Westside Co-ops     Daily         3-7 PM

Farmers Market     Thursday-Sunday      10 AM – 3 PM

And help with Cooking Classes at Fertile Ground and Farmers Market

To Volunteer  Contact:    Pat Rasmussen     patr@crcwnet.com    509-669-1549


Hemp is a complete protein, contains all 10 essential amino acids, is a solid source of critical protein for vegans, hemp flour is gluten free, and hemp is rich in Omega 3, Omega 6, vitamins B and E, calcium, potassium and fiber.

Hemp products are sold at the Olympia Food Co-ops

Many recipes are online at:

    Manitoba Harvest  www.manitobaharvest.com  and   Nutiva  www.nutiva.com                    


Help farmers be allowed to grow hemp again. Buy hemp.

Greeting Cards out of Mycellium

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Greeting Cards out of Fungi!

Meet us at Priest Point for a two hour Foray that will break for lunch, then reconvene to bludgen Mushrooms and Make Mushroom pulp out of Polypore fibres for creating paper! If you were trying to think of what to get your guardian for that upcoming hallmark holiday, this might be it! You can make whatever you want out of your mushroom paper, including Greeting Cards out of Mushrooms that could also be used as medicinal tea, and are entirely compostable!


10:00am Priest Point Park

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm Mushroom Pulp making at Media Island

Supply list: We'll have all the supplies, but if you want to donate some for future workshops, or bring your own so you can dry your paper at home we'll be using the following: 

Blender, window screens, picture frames, staple gun, cotton shirts/canvas, 

816 Adams St. SE

5:00 Done!

(Food not bombs also cooks at this time at Media Island, so it'll be a full house! followed by free vegan dinner) 

This event is absolutely FREE!

If you'd like to pre-register email Olymyconetwork@gmail.com So we can plan on your arrival! 

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