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Ask a Mycologist: Fungi and Climate

Cost: $15 – $45



1 Olympic Place
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 New Zealand

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Phone: (09) 826 4276

About this Event

Join mycologist Christopher Smith for a fascinating foray into the wonders of mycology!

Mycology translates as the ‘study of fungi’ a group that covers mushrooms and yeasts.


  • Spend 30 minutes learning about a particular fungi species.
  • This session we will be looking at Mycorrhizae (pictured below) including their role in carbon sequestration.
  • Then 30 minutes Q&A time where you can ask a fungi-related burning question. This may also include fungi ID.
  • Ending with 5 minutes where Christopher will discuss how to get your grow kit growing!

Ticket options

1. Workshop only $15
2. Workshop + Oyster Mushroom grow kit $45* ($5 off both workshop and kit price)

*PLEASE NOTE: It takes two weeks to prepare a kit for sale – orders made by Fri 25 August can be picked up on the day of the workshop. Later orders can pick up from EcoMatters store two weeks after the workshop date.

Photo: Mycorrhiza
Credit: Paula Flynn Iowa State University Extension


Christopher Smith, aka The Mushroom Smith started in 2017 selling small Phoenix Oyster grow kits at farmers markets.

After getting his Masters in Biology at Auckland University he worked at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research as a technician in the Mycology team.

His current mahi is focused on education of our community, growing edible mushrooms and researching our amazing native harore.