All activities will be at the Kitsilano Community Center (KCC) unless noted.
Sat Feb 8, 10-12
Meet and Greet, Lobby KCC
Come meet the artists in the lobby of the Kitsilano Community Centre to learn more about the upcoming activities and enjoy a cup of tea.
Sat Feb 15, 10-12, Maddie’s Lounge KCC
Felted Mushroom Pins
Learn basic needle felting techniques while creating wearable art based on local mushrooms.
Wed March 4, 3-5pm, Maddie’s Lounge KCC
Mushroom Reading Circle
The artists will bring in some of their favorite mushroom books for browsing and multiple copies of some inspiring essays. Participants will have time to read, reflect and discuss while enjoying a cup of tea.
Sat March 7, 10-12, Hobby Room KCC
Craft your own mushroom grow jar (registration required)
Learn some basic mushroom cultivation and weaving skills and bring home a hanging mushroom grow jar. Participants will get to choose from several edible mushroom species.
April 26, 1-2:30pm, Online workshop via Zoom
Learn outdoor mushroom cultivation techniques for inoculating logs, stumps and beds. Suitable for a wide variety of urban outdoor spaces, large or small.
May 10, 1-3pm, Online workshop via Zoom
Virtual Spring Mushroom & Art Walk
Follow us on a video walk in the forest as we encounter fungi, share knowledge about their life ways and how they interact with other members of their ecosystems, including humans in both contemporary and old times. We will offer participants artistic activities to do in the forest on their own time, wakening all of the senses while moving through the forest, drawing and writing about fungi. We will also introduce our ongoing Fungal Map of Kitsilano project using iNaturalist.
Sun May 24, Online video
Spring Mushroom cooking video release & Mushroom recipe exchange call out
On this day, we will release a series of how-to videos of cooking spring mushroom dishes, along with written recipes. Keep an eye out on the Video Page of this website. Between then and June 6th, we’ll be accepting submissions of your very own mushroom recipes with a photo of the finished dish. The submissions will be shared in the format of a Community Mushroom Cookbook published on our website. You can submit your recipes anytime here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat June 13, 11-12:30, Online workshop via Zoom
Forest Movement Practice
We will talk about the connections between skin, fascia, and mycelium (the body of fungi) and engage in a few embodied exercises. Movement-based activities, scores and meditations inspired by fungi will be shared through audio and writen files. The participants will be invited to download and complete these activities in the forest on their own time.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89224743856
Sat July 18, 10-12, Kitsilano Community Centre (Outdoors)
Mushroom Paper Mache Puppets (registration required)
Learn how to design and craft your very own paper mache puppet inspired by one of our local fungi! All supplies provided.
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.