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NYMS Member Jan Mun Unveils Another Myco-Remediation Project

FairyRingsFairy Rings 2.0 – Jan Mun brings her work to the ExxonMobil Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Site

September 6th, 2013
This summer, NCA Artist-in-Residence Jan Mun implemented the second phase of The Fairy Rings, a mycoremediation inspired art installation for Newtown Creek. Last year, Jan worked with NCA’s Mycoremediation Workgroup to create an on-water version of the rings, and this year, she expanded to a land-based site.  With support from NCA, Jan brought her work to the ExxonMobil remediation site in Greenpoint, a site of historic and environmental importance to the creek and NYC.Read on for her own description of the work, and join us Sept 16, 6pm at the Newtown Creek WWTP Visitors Center when we will meet for a full presentation on what happens when you propagate pink oyster mushrooms over a massive remediation site.  (Hint: lots of interesting things happen!)


Dr. Tulloss’ Amanita Citrina Project

Amanita citrina f. lavendula

Amanita citrina f. lavendula

For those of you whom are familiar with NAMA and NEMF Forays, you have probably had the good fortune to meet Dr. Rod Tulloss, the Amanita expert from New Jersey.

He is seeking the help of mushroom seekers in obtaining well collected and documented collections of Amanita citrina and Amanita citrina f. lavendula (a lavender tinted A. citrina). The season for this autumn mushroom is upon us.

A highly detailed body of instructions follows. Continue reading