Fungus in the Garden
During this program we will explore the role of mycorrhizal fungi in personal gardens and forests. We will learn how specific practices can maximize the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi in gardens. Mycorrhizal fungi have a beneficial relationship with plants. They help plants take in nutrients, make them drought resistance, and help protect them from illness. They colonize about 90% of your garden plants and play a vital role in your garden ecosystem.
Valerie Milici is a Ph.D. student who studies interactions between mutualistic fungi, pathogenic fungi, and their plant hosts, and how these interactions shape our tropical forest communities. She grew up exploring the woods with her grandfather who instilled in her a deep love of plants and nature.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.