Partner with Fungi to Support Ecosystem Health

$0 - $30 / Ticket

Date & Time

328 days ago


Governors Island


Join us to learn about the fundamentals of fungal ecology and fungi’s role in: soil health, water conservation, and community restoration. Through the dynamic lecture, group brainstorming, and community networking, we will explore how incorporating fungi in earthworks can support ecosystem regeneration.

Bring your questions, ideas and insights to help us investigate how to remediate toxins in our neighborhoods.

About the Facilitator

Jess Rubin, also known as Kohenet Yepeth Perla, practices listening to and reading surrounding landscapes in Vermont, the unceded territory of the Abenaki People which they call N'dakkina translated as Dawnland. Over the years while gardening and wilderness guiding, Jess earned herbalism, nature awareness, outdoor education, & permaculture certificates, a BA from Cornell University in Ecological Literature with Native American Studies minor, & a MS in Environmental Studies with VT middle & high school science teaching license from Antioch NE. She observes earth system dynamics, witnesses trophic relationships, monitors corridors, educates others in ecological literacy, mentors youth, rehabilitates degraded ecosystems, and rejuvenates recovering habitat. She founded and facilitates ecological resilience service, MycoEvolve, which through research, education, and earthworks harnesses regenerative agricultural practices to enhance habitat while restoring watershed health. Born in NYC, she is grateful to return to the area with curiosity about how mycoremediation can and is being applied in this Croton and surrounding watersheds.

This event is part of Intelligent Fungi, an exhibit, research and workshop series brought to you by Curiouseed to celebrate the fungal wisdoms and learn from fungi, our greatest teachers, to build, nourish, and heal. Learn more about the series.

Visit us on Governors Island!

August 3 - October 27
Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 11am - 5pm

Nolan Park, House #15, The Swale House, Governors Island
Just 15 mins by ferry from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridge Park.
View Detailed Ferry Schedules

Ongoing Programs
Mycelium Running
Mushroom Water Filtration Demo
Mycorrhizal Meditation (Fiona MacDonald, audio)

Workshops & Events
Aug 4 | Mycelial Digestion Workshop (Chloe Zimmerman, workshop)
Aug 11 | Partner with Fungi to Support Ecosystem Health (Jess Rubin, workshop)
Aug 24 | Introduction to Mushroom Identification (Paul Sadowski, talk)
Sept 8 | Fruiting Bodies: Creative Experiments in Fungal Inoculation & Mycoremediation (Christopher Kennedy, Chloe Zimmerman, Lucia Monge, workshop)
Sept 14 & 21 | MycoPaper: Making Handmade Paper with Mushrooms (Nica Rabinowitz, workshop) (Nica Rabinowitz, workshop)
Oct 6 | Mushroom Walk (New York Mycological Society, outdoor)
Oct 19 | Styrofoam Decomposition Experiment (show and tell)

The Intelligent Fungi Series is a public program completely run by volunteers and fueled by community donations. You can help us keep the program running by volunteering with us or making a donation (via Kinvite) today!

A big THANK YOU to the Swale House for hosting our program on Governors Island.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at

tags: mindfulness, ecology, fungi, restoration