Desert Flooding and Radical Mycology

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The Latest flood

on August 28th

Watch this one and a half minute video of the flood through our Watershed Restoration Project!  This is what we spend the rest of the year preparing for.  After a dry summer, this amount of water seems inconceivable.  But it happens.  Living off of rainwater makes us cherish every drop.  Then sometimes the water just keeps flowing and flowing and it's hard for our brains to really absorb.  So we took some video to remind ourselves of the necessity of the watershed restoration work that we do. 

I'm not saying that every carefully placed rock stayed in it's intended location.  But we weathered the storm fairly well.  Floods like this dictate our work on the land for the next season.  I can tell you that our "to-do" list is overflowing along with all our cisterns.  And it's a good life with plenty of water and green.
We loved our recent visit with a youth group from Cottonwood Gulch!  They were on a Farm and Build Trek.
The Ampersand Project is hosting the Radical Mycology Tour!

In this 2-hour presentation and demonstration on how to cultivate edible and medicinal mushrooms in arid climates, the Radical Mycology Collective will demonstrate how to grow these incredible organisms in your home or garden using simple techniques and minimal equipment. Topics will include incorporating mushrooms into water catchment and grey water systems, growing and processing medicinal fungal "roots" (mycelium), indoor mushroom fruiting, and more.

Radical Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Radical Mycology differs from classical mycology in that classical mycology generally focuses on taxonomy, identification, mycophagy (eating mushrooms), and the more personal benefits of working with fungi while Radical Mycology is about using fungi for the benefit of larger communities and the world.

Suggested Donation: $10-30

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