We would like to invite you to participate in the first ever New Moon Mycology Summit(NMMS), located in the Southern foothills of the Berkshires Mountains in the Harlem River Valley at the beautiful White Pine Community Farmin Wingdale, NY. This Summit is organized by The Mycelium Underground, a network of folks devoted to education, justice, the environment and mycology. It will take place August 10-12, 2018.
Your work is stunning and important and we would love to have you share your skills, knowledge and expertise with the community at larger. Your immense knowledge & passion must be shared! The NMMS is an attempt to merge disciplines, trades, passions & ideas together; drawing on fungi as the common thread; and providing a platform for addressing current justice, Earth skills, and other intersectional topics. Your contribution would be vital to the weekend. We hope you feel open to share and teach on any topic you feel called to present. Below we offer some ideas, but whatever you choose to do and for however long is just great! We are planning on having 1.5 + 3 hours time slots, & longer time intervals are available too. There is PLENTY of forest habitat and we are less than .25 mile from the Appalachian Trail.
This gathering mimics the mycelium of the mushroom, the web of cells connecting all life, supporting many systems & simultaneously decomposing and creating pathways. This is why we are inviting such a broad spectrum of educators & organizations. We want to create a true intersectional experience.
The NMMS will be a time and place where people can gather in the physical to re-energize, learn, exchange ideas, develop collaborations, and make connections, all with the spirit of reconnecting the disconnect in our culture, earth and communities. Although there is a focus on mycology, this event will be a platform for real change to take place and for people from diverse areas of expertise to learn from each other and to find common ground to solve real problems.
Due to the nature of this grassroots, sliding-scale event, we can offer you an honorarium of $100 for your presence and participation at the Summit. If we surpass the estimated ticket sales, we will contribute more towards your travel expenses. If you would like to, on the day of your presentation, we’d be happy to have you set up a table to vend. While you stay with us, we will have home cooked meals for you to enjoy, an assortment of beverages and we will try our best to accommodate you, however you need for your workshop & your stay.
We hope you’ll consider joining us!! Please let us know by July 1, 2018, or your earliest convenience by replying to this email. If you feel moved to help spread the word about this event to other educators within your networks, it would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions!