Mushrooming. Mushrooms have surely entered my life this week in a most unexpected way! I awoke this morning to an e-mail from a trusted friend about a novel way to clean up the oil spill in the bay! Yes, using mushrooms! Oyster mushrooms to be precise. Matter of Trust has the details. Lori Schwilling has been the voice and connector of the efforts to get this amazing solution before the decision makers and into reality. An except from the original e-mail I received this morning in Lori's words:
"Yesterday I had the good fortune of listening to Paul Stamets speak at the Green Fest downtown. He's the leading guru in the world of mycelium aka. mushrooms and he has direct experience with bioremediation of oil.
This paragraph is an excerpt from an article found at http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?ID=597
Additional information can be found by googling Paul Stamets, oil remediation.
In the meantime I'd like to find out if its possible to put this bioremediation solution into action."
Having been inspired by Lori's actions, and subsequent research, I've spent a good part of my day working on this issue. If you have a way to forward action on this, please feel free to e-mail me at anna at annalou dot com, and I'll put you in touch with Lori.