Tiny Farm Friends

Tiny Farm Lab

Every fortnight we converse with dreamers, makers, thinkers, city quitters, working with nature, using the best of their abilities to foster a more inclusive, beautiful, and sustainable world. Conversations aim to blur boundaries and cross-stitch design, science, art, technology, economics to bring out newer perspectives and developments.

Cheer Project: Creating a symbiotic circular economy with Gaurav MK WaliCreating Sensistan, Tech art, and Communities with Stephanie and ShammiThe intersection of science, art, and material design with Rushati ChowdhuryMoving to the Mountains with Saanya and Sannat
1 hr 16 mins
Dungse: Shit Matters. In conversation with Itika GuptaThe Malba Project: Deconstructing C & D waste With Shamita ChaudharyActivism through Architecture and Permaculture with Sourabh GujarRediscover Curiosity & the World of Fungi with Sharad Rai
In this episode, we not only deep dive into the queendom of Fungi but rediscover how to live a life driven with curiosity. Sharad is a self-taught multidisciplinary citizen scientist, researcher, and science communicator, with a keen interest in mycology and its applications. We talk about Fungi, mycology, biomaterials, the future of education, but this conversation is so much more. To read more about Sharad and complete show notes, click 👉🏾 here  For people who are visually inclined watch the episode on Youtube.  đźŤ„Connect with Tiny Farm Lab đź”—Website đź”—Facebookđź”—Instagramđź”—Twitter  đź”—Linkedin    You can reach out to Sharad Rai on his Instagram handle - @charles_bakwaski đźŤ„ Time Stamps 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:05 - Sharad's Background 00:06:37 - Changing perception of Fungi 00:10:39 - Panspermia 00:15:04 - Curiosity as a child and the ritualistic education 00:21:34 - Deep diving into mycology 00:27:05 - Fungi vs Plants 00:30:54 - Internet of Nature 00:34:02 - Will mushrooms save the world? 00:39:09 - Mycoremediation 00:43:26 - Future of Education 00:49:05 - Mycomaterials and how they are made. 00:57:53 - Ancient mushroom practices and references 01:00:20 - Santa Claus and Amanita Muscaria 01:02:08 - Mushroom Hunting and toxic mushrooms 01:07:09 - Life lessons learnt from Fungi 01:11:43 - Who is Charles Bakwaski? 01:13:00 - Advice for beginners  đźŤ„Resources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia  đźŤ„Facebook Groups - Poisons Help; Emergency Identification For Mushrooms & Plants- Mushroom Growing   đźŤ„Book recommendations - Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky - The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee - Radical Mycology: A Treatise On Seeing & Working With Fungi by Peter McCoy - The Fungal Pharmacy by Robert Rogers - Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Tradd Cotter - Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets  đźŤ„Movie recommendations - Fantastic Fungi - Planet Fungi: North East India   đźŤ„Ted Talks - 6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets   đźŤ„Podcasts - Joe Rogan Experience #1035 - Paul Stamets  - Mushroom Revival Podcast
1 hr 18 mins
Introducing Tiny Farm Friends