Friends of Fungi : An Introduction with John Michelotti
Preparing for your Mushroom Exploration
There are four times as many species of fungi than there are plants. We have described only 10% of the assumed 2+ million species of fungi on the planet, and the more we learn about them, the more we realize how essential and helpful they are to our way of life.
In this video introduction, John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi gives an overview of the wide world of fungi highlighting fun facts and findings. Video includes short discussions about identification of easy edible species, medicinal mushrooms, and mushroom cultivation.
About John Michelotti
John Michelotti served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. He was chosen by the Catskill Center as a “Steward of the Catskills” for his contribution to the environment. His goal is to educate and inspire people to pair with fungi to improve health, communities, and the environment.
Catskill Fungi has a foundation of permaculture principles. This means the core of their business is about helping people and improving the planet through their work with mushrooms. Practicing sustainable harvesting, leave-no-trace principles, and compassion for the environment, Catskill Fungi aims to empower people to grow edible mushrooms as a fun source of fresh food, to heal themselves through utilizing health properties of fungi, and to explore the historical uses and present day innovations of this exceptional kingdom.
To learn more about the work of John Michelotti and Catskill Fungi, join him this fall in person and watch the Zoom re-play!