WHO WE ARE:
CoRenewal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and research in ecosystem restoration, health and healing, and sustainable community dynamics. CoRenewal is organized exclusively to conduct these activities: facilitate research, development, and implementation of solutions supporting ecosystem resilience; evaluate and ameliorate the impacts of environmental quality on individual and community health; engage in education, career-building, and research-oriented programs pertaining to ecology and sustainable community development.
Current Online Educational Offerings:
An online community for people interested in learning more about the role of Fungi in Fire Ecology, post-fire ecological regeneration, post-fire mycoremediation of toxins, and related topics. Our goal is to learn more about fire and fungal ecology, as well as connect with others and build capacity to implement regenerative practices to mitigate catastrophic wildfire. Our reading materials will be stored in Google Drive, and will include many articles published in scientific journals that are not typically available to the public. Each week we'll have a different article to read during the week, and will meet on Zoom for 1hr each week. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a date to summarize the article for the Zoom session, and lead a discussion with the group. In addition, we will invite guest speakers to share their insights and speak about their experiences for special Zoom sessions. The information gathered will be open source; it may be used to advance and apply for new CoRenewal projects, and may be used by any individual or organization.
Timing: We will meet on Zoom Thursdays 4-5pm PST April 16-June 4. We may continue the group for longer.
$20-$100 sliding scale suggested donation to cover administrative costs and support CoRenewal's work.
This online MycoRenewal Course will provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the diverse and dynamic world of Mycology; from fungal biology, to cultivation techniques, fungi for food and medicine, and how to use fungi to regenerate degraded ecosystems. In this course, CoRenewal hopes to cultivate and reinforce a worldwide mycelial network of people from various backgrounds to come together in mutually beneficial relationships with one another and the natural world.
Our list of inspiring and innovative teachers includes: Mia Maltz PhD, Leila Darwish, Willoughby Arevalo, Danielle Stevenson, Maya Elson, Brendan O'Brien, Taylor Bright and Jacquelyn Burmeister
Read the Teacher Bios here
Session 1: Introduction to Fungal Biology and MycoRenewal
Session 2: Fire and Water: Post-fire Fungi and Mycofiltration
Session 3: Fungi for food and medicine
Session 4: Mycoremediation
Session 5: Environmental Justice and Bioremediation
Session 6: Applying MycoRenewal Skills
Beginner and Intermediate Mycologists welcome!
Your Purchase helps CoRenewal:
- Research fungal and bacterial communities capable of bio-degrading petroleum and rehabilitating petroleum-contaminated landscapes
- Investigate the use of mycorrhizal fungal spores to promote regeneration in post-fire landscapes
- Research how mycorrhizal fungi can be applied to improve the restoration of degraded and heavy metal contaminated agricultural soils
- Create more educational opportunities and build a network of mutual support for ecological projects