This autumn, Art Lab Gnesta and The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Daga-Gnesta share an interest in mushrooms and now want to invite you to a joint mycological deepening. During this year’s mushroom congress, we welcome anyone interested to us for a film screening, mushroom walk, mushroom exhibition, panel discussion, exhibition, mushroom hat workshop and mushroom search with a dog.
Friday, October 7 – 6 p.m
Movie night at Art Lab Gnesta
The film: Svamparnas planet (Planet of the Mushrooms) is shown and a mushroom soup is served. Then there will be a conversation about mushrooms and our view of mushrooms, led by Adam Adobati, mushroom-interested chairman of the The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Daga-Gnesta. Welcome! No pre-registration is required.
Saturday 8 October
9-12 Join us on a mushroom hike in the Gnesta forests with some of the most mushroom-savvy people in Sweden. Leading the walk are Hans Rydberg, plant ecologist and mycologist & Patrik Björk, founder of the Facebook group Svampklapp. Both have many years of experience with mushrooms. During this walk, Hans and Patrik guide the public to find common edible mushrooms and then provide a continuation walk for those of the participants who want to delve into more nerdy mushrooms. Bring your own coffee/fika. The meeting place for the activity is Lötbodalsskogen, the parking lot at the croft. Welcome! No pre-registration is required.
15-17 Mushroom exhibition in Art Lab Gnesta’s Greenhouse at Bryggeriholmen in Gnesta. Here you can recognize and learn about several of the mushrooms that can be found in our forests and fields, also take the opportunity to talk with mushroom consultant Kristina Stenmarck and plant ecologist Hans Rydberg who are on site in the mushroom exhibition.
Panel discussion about common and unusual mushrooms with Kristina Stenmarck and Hans Rydberg including question and answer session. Moderator: Adam Adobati. Refreshments are offered for the conversation.
12-17 Art Lab Gnesta’s ongoing exhibition Fruiting bodies, subterranean minds is open
12-15 Mushroom hat workshop at Art Lab Gnesta. Bring the family and make your own mushroom hat! Both children and adults are welcome!
Sunday 9 October: Learn mushroom hunting for your dog!
10-13 Helena Andersson, author of the book ”Lär hunden söka svamp-mer än bara kantareller” (“Teach the dog to look for mushrooms – more than just chanterelles”) guides you to teach your dog to look for edible mushrooms. Do not bring your own dog during this course! Only Helena’s dog will be allowed to be present and show. Advance registration is required as a maximum of 15 people is a reasonably large group for this course. The meeting place for the activity is Lötbodalskogen, the parking lot near the croft, and registration is done via SMS to no: 0703944363.
All activities are free as the Mushroom Congress is co-organised by Art Lab Gnesta and The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Daga/Gnesta, with support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Gnesta municipality.