Fungi & Food Security

Tess Burzynski

Description
This workshop will cover the basic principles of sustainable food security and environmental systems thinking. We will talk about how mushroom farming is a sustainable way to provide food, medicine and remediation to communities while operating in a sustainable manner. By applying systems thinking and basic environmental analysis, we can help solve food scarcity with mushrooms

About the Teacher
Tess Burzynski is the founder, head educator and cultivator at Fungi Freights Urban Farm and Environmental Studio. A Science degree graduate from Wayne State University, she works as an Environmental Project Manager and continues doing research with Mycoremediation in the city of Detroit.

Her love of Fungi began in her early years exploring the outdoors. She is a member of the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club and the North American Mycological Association. Throughout her studies she has learned the impact mycelium plays in the environment and how beneficial, tenacious and magical it truly is. Through Fungi Freights, her goal is to reunite mushrooms and (wo)mankind by educating Detroit and its surrounding neighbors about the benefits mushrooms have on health, food scarcity and the environment.