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Whatcom Mycological Response Team


Whatcom Mycological Response Team

The purpose of Whatcom M.R.T. is to advocate and facilitate the use of mycelium to support ecosystems in the Anthropocene.

Location: Deming
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2015

Mycoremediation News

Welcome new 'Whatcom Mycological Response Team” members! ( Whatcom MRT ).
We have begun the process of becoming a non-profit company in hopes of better serving the community.

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Discussion Forum


Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Mar 15, 2014. 4 Replies

Tera Preta

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Jan 8, 2014. 5 Replies

I’d rather be talking about bio-char or terra prieta if you will. My wood stove allows me to control the air intake. Giving a lower supply of Oxygen is the goal in achieving pyralysis. At the end of the night I add a  stick of wood and reduce the…Continue

Sediment Runoff from Clearcuts and Roads

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Jun 2, 2011. 14 Replies

Bunker Spawn

Railroad Ties and Telephone Poles

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr. Aug 23, 2010. 0 Replies


Fecal Coliform

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Jan 17, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on March 2, 2011 at 9:27am

Hey Juliet, The goal is to get the chips to ferment, so the soaking goes for a week and a half to  two weeks. Also it was warmer when I did this. After creating the anaerobic condition, expose the chips to air for an hour( the aerobic ) then add the mycelium and bag. I think your three month old chips will work just fine. Good luck.  JC

Comment by Juliet Thompson on March 1, 2011 at 11:59pm

Hi, I've got a question for JC or anyone else who can help --

JC, I've heard you say that you soaked woodchips before using/mixing them with mycelium. Can you fill me in on the details, i.e. can you use older wood chips (alder, maple) if you soak them first? The chips I've been offered are about 3 months old.

I'm also wondering how long the chips are soaked for, and what the reason behind doing it is.

Thanks, Juliet

Comment by Heather K on February 15, 2011 at 12:25am

Herbicidal Contamination of our Farmlands & Waters! - New Blog post-

Can We Create Solutions to Protect the health of the soils & waters of our homeland?” -

 TW wide blog post with info on herbicide aminopyralid & upcoming event.


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WSU-Ag Extension Event March 2 info-

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Chris & Juliet gave the best ever hands-on  workshop in January at Inspiration Farm!!

Comment by Melissa Miles on February 11, 2011 at 3:57pm
Hello!  I am so happy to have found this group -  I am a Pc teacher/designer, Env. Biologist and ecological restoration practitioner. I have (in the past 2 yrs.) begun to employ mycoremediation/restoration/filtration in my projects - the results so far have been wonderful. I am also doing wkshops for farmers/urban growers on the benefits of these low-tech/inexpensive techniques.  I look forward to learning from others here - thanks for starting this group :)
Comment by Doug Kenfield on January 31, 2011 at 8:37pm
This spring I will return to Cusco, Peru for a visit.  While there I want to initiate a project helping to clean up the Huatanay River.  It flows through Cusco, then feeds into the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley.  The Huatanay receives sewage, chemicals, and other urban effluent directly through drain pipes.  I'd love some information on the use of mycoremediation to help restore this river to a clean and useful state.
Comment by Charles Kelm on January 18, 2011 at 8:21pm
So 9:30 tomorrow morning at JCs?
Comment by Juliet Thompson on January 10, 2011 at 11:05pm
Hi there,
We're going to do some bunker spawn expanding at Inspiration Farm on Jan. twenty-second from one until four p.m., announcement went on the Events page yesterday. We'll be covering some of what we learned at Stamet's workshop, and then will go through the process of expanding some mycelium from petri dish to grain spawn, from grain spawn to bunker spawn. We'll use only minimally sterile techniques, but have enough mycelium from our first efforts that you should be able to get a good feel for what the process is about. Part two in March - we'll be taking that hopefully grown out bunker spawn and installing it in a filtration berm at one of Inspiration Farm's ponds.

Please RSVP to:
Comment by Heather K on January 4, 2011 at 5:36pm

JC, thanks for phone call message & your working on coordinating our schedules!  I just sent you an email.  Call again if needed.

Comment by Angela MacLeod on January 2, 2011 at 7:40am
Jc, I also want to be in on any cultivation workshops. Please add me to your email list. I would enjoy mornings for events. But I know how challenging it is to find days/times that work. So I support you choosing what ever works best for you.
Comment by Heather K on January 2, 2011 at 12:02am

Hi JC, I got your email to offer to do some small cultivation workshops!

Add me to your email list and let me know when you decide on date/time.  Most of January is good for me, as would be mid March.

There is a seed-swap on Jan 30th sunday, that I'm part of...and possibly another weekend day may also result in another food & farm related event..but I don't have date yet on that.  Thanks for your email!


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