Lecture: How Mushrooms can Help Save the World

Join renowned Mycologist Paul Stamets for a lecture on the life-saving role fungi can play in sustainability and rejuvenating natural environments.  Stamets will explain to how mushroom mycelium can break down toxins, replace insecticides, produce antibiotics and, through emerging technologies, support farmers, gardeners, green architects and ecological designers. Stamets has been repeatedly recognized for his groundbreaking exploration and discovery of fungi and its potential benefit to the earth and life.

Following the lecture and questions, Stamets will be available to sign his most recent book: Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World .

The event takes place Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison. For more information, contact Penny Patterson or Tawnia Munyon at 608.274.4330.