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Mycomedicines: An Introduction to Mushrooms for Human Health (2017)

  • Date: April 19, 2017
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Bartram’s Garden5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143
  • Phone: 215-729-5281

Join Robyn Mello for an introduction to the world of mushrooms as medicine! In this two hour evening class, she’ll discuss what makes certain mushrooms medicinal, discuss socio-cultural-historical perspectives, identification tips and basic preparation techniques.

She’ll also dive deeper into a few more well-researched mushroom species used to prevent and treat human diseases! Mycomedicines for all!

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Edenspore is a multifaceted business combining the creative and earth-based passions of Philadelphia’s Robyn Mello. Robyn is in all things a plant, people, and planet advocate. In addition to her solo work with Edenspore, she’s Orchard Director of The Philadelphia Orchard Project, Education Coordinator for Beardfest, Mushroom Mistress at Mycopolitan Mushroom Company, and Lead Siren and Songstress in The Radicans. She has designed dozens of community gardens and urban food forests in Philadelphia within many neighborhoods; has experience in non-profit, small business, and farm management; and has several years of sociological and environmental justice research experience at The University of Delaware.

Robyn first “discovered” the world of fungi 10 years ago and added it to her ever-growing list of things she couldn’t believe had been left out of her formal education. Her interest in the kingdom’s potential to heal human and global ecosystems has only continued to fascinate her.

She’s been experimenting with making and taking well-known mushroom medicines since early 2015, thanks to an ever-increasing connection to the Earth and a partnership with Philadelphia’s gourmet mushroom company,Mycopolitan. This year, she decided to launch Edenspore partially as a means to more consciously spread this important knowledge and medicine to the Philadelphia area.