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The 2023 fungal foray will be held at the Dutch Hall in Rotorua from May 21st – May 27th , with the colloquium day being at Scion.
Registration will open March 2023.
Dear FUNNZ members
I am writing to advise that the FUNNZ Committee decided last week to postpone the in-person Rotorua Fungal Foray until next year. This was a difficult decision but was arrived at because of the dual issues of managing the foray under the current covid restrictions, in particular the issue of running the foray effectively if people become symptomatic during the foray, as well as wanting to ensure that the institutions supporting the foray organisers are satisfied with the level of iwi and community engagement that has taken place.
The FUNNZ committee will meet in early April to assess whether it is feasible to hold a foray in 2022 under pandemic conditions. Institutional guidelines impacting key individuals need to be followed, as well as government guidance. If the Rotorua foray is postponed to 2023, the committee will look to support a shorter, virtual event, encouraging participants to explore their local terrain. Keep well, and we will endeavour to post information about the foray by Tuesday April 12th.
The 2022 fungal foray will be held at the Dutch Hall in Rotorua from May 16th – May 20th , with the colloquium day being at Scion.
Registration will open March 2022.
MYCELIAL FUNGI by Sue Edmonds
We look to space for other worlds
Know little of the maze beneath our feet
Where grow mycelial labyrinths
Connected and coordinated dwellers.
Their swarms of hyphal tips move endlessly
Through spaces in our soils as tubes of threads
Transport networks of rivers of cellular fluids
Finding chemicals, receiving carbohydrates.
A symbiotic mesh with plants which grow above
Where animals put food in their own bodies
Fungi put their bodies into foods
Shapeshifters moving through our soils.