Sue worked for 5 years in land conservation for The Nature Conservancy managing a Northern California Coastal Dunes Preserve where she also conducted her graduate fieldwork. She moved to Belgrade Maine in the mid-eighties and worked as Director of Land Conservation and Stewardship for Maine Coast Heritage Trust. For 18 years she taught biology and environmental science labs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and currently works as the Chief Mycologist for a new Green Tech company, Ecovative Design in Troy, NY.
Sue will be presenting at the 2015 Telluride Mushroom Festival!
Workshop: Grow it Yourself with Ecovative's Mushroom Material
Please join Ecovative's Chief Mycologist Sue Van Hook to create your own Myco ... bowl, ball, toy, animal, robot, dinosaur, key holder, or ???? Consider bringing a specific mold or form to grow that special something. Sue will have ducks and bears and balls to fill too. Limited to 20 people. Cost $12/ person, children under 12 free accompanied by an adult.
Presentation: Mushroom Mycelium as Natural Resin
Ecovative in upstate New York has pioneered fungal mycelium as a natural resin used to bind plant waste products into packaging shapes, particle boards, automotive parts, surfboards and buoys. All it took was beginner's mind and eyes of two young engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to see the elasticity and network of fungal hyphae as a new biopolymer. Join Sue Van Hook, Ecovative's Chief Mycologist for a look at the science of mycelial resin
Sue Van Hook: http://www.suevanhook.com
From our beautiful TMF Community:
My favorite part? There are so many aspects. Just being in and camping in the beautiful mountains. Hunting for mushrooms, which I love and do as often as possible. Finding pounds of the most delicious boletes I have ever eaten, The camaraderie of like minded mushroomphiles and fellow tripsters. The knowledgeable yet very approachable expert mycologists. Foraging with Gary Lincoff! The parade! - Tony Peters, submitted via Facebook
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