Diverse Perspectives – Exploring Fungi with Roz Hart

Come and experience a fascinating insight into the world of fungi!

The lecture series is targeted at permaculture practitioners and closely aligned practitioners from the fields of regenerative agriculture (including organics and biodynamics), native bush rehabilitation, community gardeners, home gardeners, naturalists and environmentalist activism.

As permaculturalists we are interested in understanding natural patterns and the elements within a living system. It helps us to improve our designs and create new techniques. People are constantly learning and unearthing new/hidden connections. Our perception of the world and how we make sense of it is in flux. This is a space of possibilities. We asked our speakers: How do you see the world? What are your dreams for the future?  What excites you about what you do? What motivates you? What have you learned? What mistakes have you made along the way? Is the foundational knowledge of your field shifting? Are assumptions, that have directed the questions asked, being brought to light? What are the new questions being asked?

The event will be catered and includes time for questions and socialising afterwards. Please feel free to bring along a plate to share. Kids free, no need to register.

The speaker, Roz Hart, is working with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher to produce a a practical guide for land managers, a handbook on the use of fungi in conservation and revegetation in Australian landscapes. They are continuing to raise funds to have professional substantive editing to bring the 28 authors ‘voices’, contributing to the book, into harmony. Contributing mycologists sure know their Australian fungi but they want this knowledge to be easily understood by everyone. 

All profits from this event will be donated to Fungi for land to help get the book published. Follow this link for more information and to donate.

About the speaker

Roz is an ecologist with a range of working experience from teaching Microbiology at the University of WA to running an Environmental Consulting Business with her husband Ray.

After meeting Bill Mollison in the summer of 1978, Roz became part of the co-founder group of PermacultureWest and is a life member. She has been practicing Permaculture since the early 80’s and taught Permaculture courses as part of UWA’s Extension Series.

More recently she worked as the Community Education officer with Mycologist Dr Neale Bougher on the Perth Urban Bushland Fungi project in WA, a project that raised awareness of the importance of fungi in bushlands, concentrating on Urban bushlands and opening many people’s eyes to the wonders of fungi.

She lives in Perth, close to Kings Park which is Perth’s iconic bushland park. Roz enjoys being a volunteer Guide at Kings Park, where she encourages and educates other guides and the public about the importance of fungi in the bushland.

She loves bushwalking and exploring all over Australia and New Zealand looking for fungi, constantly learning more about our amazing Biodiversity, which she knows comprises at least 3 Fs: Fauna, Flora and Fungi!


Presenter:Roz Hart
Date & Time:7:30pm May 26th, 2022
Location:State Library of Western Australia
Cost:PermacultureWest financial members – $15, non-members – $20
Registration:Humanitix

To become a member and access the discounted tickets, apply via our website at https://permaculturewest.org.au/community/members/.