The parade was great fun, as was the mushroom poetry reading and various parties. Chile has passed legislation that requires consideration of the impact on fungi when planning development. Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain in S. C. has developed a low-tech method of creating case-specific antibiotics from living mushroom mycellium--he can even kill MRSA!. Amazing festival!
Alison Gardner is an avid mushroom enthusiast, cook, botanist and potter.