Calendar

2021

Fri Dec 10, 4-6pm -Kitsilano Community Centre, Lobby Room
Art & Fungi Celebration and Mushroom Lantern Procession
Celebration and presentation of the documentation of the projects throughout the year over mushroom snacks and teas. Exhibition of the fungal map of the neighborhood, and the collective mushroom cookbook. We will conclude by going outside for a mushroom lantern procession accompanied by live music around the community center, celebrating the end of the mushroom season and of our residency.  
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Sun Dec 5, 10am-4pm – Kitsilano Community Centre, Maddie’s Lounge
Mushroom Lantern Making
Learn how to make mushroom-shaped lanterns with paper mache which will be featured in our upcoming lantern procession. Lunch will be provided.
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Fri Nov 12, 10-12pm – Kitsilano Community Centre, Lobby Room
Needle-felted Mushrooms 
We will continue to evolve our felted fungal map of the neighbourhood, using the data community members uploaded to iNaturalist through the year to pinpoint more crafted mushrooms to their exact location.
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Wed Nov 3, 4:30-7:30pm – Kitsilano Community Centre, Snowy’s Lounge
Mushroom Cooking for the Wild at Heart 
Through this educational cooking class, participants will participate in the making and tasting of multiple small dishes highlighting the distinct qualities of wild mushrooms. 
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Fri Oct 22, 4:30-6:30pm – Kitsilano Community Centre, Lobby Room
Fungi Olfactory Play
Experiment with mushroom inspired scents. Classify mushrooms on an aromatic wheel and create art inspired by their aromas.
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Fri Oct 8, 4-6pm – Jericho Park West
Art & Fungi Walk 
Meeting at Pacific Spirit Park, community members will be invited to join us on a walk. We will learn about the local mushrooms and their ecological roles and engage in experiential activities (sensing, drawing, writing) inspired by the fungal life. We will teach participants how to use the iNaturalist app as a tool for documenting the fungal life of the neighborhood, and encourage them to gather observations of fungi throughout the year.
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Sun Sept 19, 4:30-6:30pm – Jericho Park West
Sound Walk & Biosonification Walking Concert
We will offer listening exercises that will allow participants to tune in to the acoustic environment of Jericho Park West. We will end our walk with a concert along the hiking trails where professional guest musicians will improvise with fungi heard through a biosonification device. 
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Fri Sept 17, 10-12pm – Jericho Park West
Forest Movement Practice
Participants will engage in movement-based and embodied activities, score making and creative writing inspired by fungi and the mycelial web.
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Sun August 22, 1-3pm – Jericho Park West
Plant Walk
Facilitated by guest artist, ethnobotanist and Indigenous plant diva T’uy’tanat Cease Wyss. Click here to register

Tues August 17, 12:30-3:30pm – Kitsilano Community Centre Day Camp
Kids Art & Fungi Walk

Thurs July 29, 3-5pm – outside of the Kits CC (indoors in case of rain)
Mushroom block printing
 
We will create simple, hand-carved stamps for block printing, inspired by local fungi. 
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Sat July 17, 10:30am-12pm – outside of the Kits CC (indoors in case of rain)
Shaggy mane ink drawing and lettering
We will learn how to make ink from shaggy mane mushrooms and use ink made from specimens collected around the neighborhood to create drawings and calligraphy.
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Sat June 5, 3-5pm
Forest Movement Practice – Jericho Beach Park (the specific meeting point will be shared upon registration)
Meeting in the forested area in Jericho Beach Park, participants will engage in meditative movement-based and embodied activities inspired by fungi and the mycelial web. No experience required.
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Sat May 22, 10am-12pm
Mushroom Reading Circle – outside of the Kitsilano Community Centre
Mushroom and eco-art books selected by the artists will be shared, so that we can all enjoy reading together over a cup of delicious chaga mushroom tea. This session will be followed by a guided conversation.
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Sat May 15, 10am-12pm
Forest Movement Practice – Jericho Beach Park (the specific meeting point will be shared upon registration)
Meeting in the forested area in Jericho Beach Park, participants will engage in meditative movement-based and embodied activities inspired by fungi and the mycelial web. No experience required.
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Sat April 10, 10am-12pm 
Mushroom and Art Walk – Jericho Beach Park (the specific meeting point will be shared upon registration)
Community members will be invited to join us on a walk. We will learn about the spring mushrooms of Pacific Spirit Park and their ecological roles and engage in experiential activities (moving, sensing, drawing, writing) inspired by the fungal life. We will teach participants how to use the iNaturalist app as a tool for documenting the fungal life of the neighborhood, and encourage them to gather observations of fungi throughout the year. Bring a pencil and a notebook.
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Sat April 3, 2:30-4:30pm 
Sound walk & fungi sounds – Jericho Beach Park (the specific meeting point will be shared upon registration)
We will offer a listening exercise that will allow participants to tune in to the acoustic environment of Pacific Spirit Park. We will listen to the soundscape of this place and the sounds produced by biosonification of fungi, using the PlantWave interface to translate bioelectrical currents into audio. We will respond to these sounds through writing, drawing. Bring a pencil and a notebook.
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Sat March 27, 1-3pm 
Land Reading and Deep Mapping – Outdoors, Kitsilano CC (we will meet outside in front of the main entrance)
Inspired by the work of radical ecologist Nance Klehm and writer and historian William Least Heat-Moon, we will exercise our observational skills, engaging all senses to dig deep into reading and documenting the life, soil and history of the land.
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Sun March 13, 10:30am-12pm 
Fungi Music – online via WebEx
We will listen to a series of musical compositions inspired by fungi, learn about how bioelectrical signals in fungi can be translated into sounds, and engage in a series of playful songwriting exercises to create short songs inspired by fungi. Bring a pencil, some crayons and a few sheets of paper. No experience required. 
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Sun Feb 28, 4-5:30pm
Release Event
 – Mushroom home cooking – online via WebEx
Online mushroom cooking class, followed by a short presentation about our upcoming activities and a slideshow presentation of our past activities while participants eat what they cooked. A short list of ingredients to purchase will be provided to the participants one week prior to the event. Click here to register.

2020

List of past activities
– Self-guided mushroom audio walk of the neighbourhood
– Embodied meditation inspired by fungi
– Felted Mushrooms / Neighbourhood Fungal Map
– Mushroom ID Clinic
– Plant Walk facilitated by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss
– Living Mushroom Sculpture
– Forest Movement Practice
– Spore Print Stencilling
– Mushroom and Art Walks
– Mushroom Paper Mache Puppets
Mushroom Cooking Videos
Mushroom Community Cookbook
Mushroom Gardening – Log Inoculation Video
Mushroom Gardening – Log Rafts Video
Mushroom Gardening – Compost Bed Video
– Craft your own mushroom grow jar
– Mushroom Reading Circle
– Felted Mushroom Pins
– Stories, movements and songs inspired by fungi – for preschoolers

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