How natural forest’s underground secrets give
rise to deeper human connections.
world suffe ring f rom anxiety, depression and loneliness, a new idea is germinating.
In nature, Mycelium forms underground symbiotic net
works. Inspired by the forest root system, Mycelium Dinners is a social-art experi ment to grow comm unity through trust and love.
Dinners to grow trust and love, to honour the ancient rituals of
sharing stories and food, to counter anxiety, depression, and loneliness in your own community, and beyond.
The first spore germinated in the fert
ile soil of Aotearoa, New Zealand in January 2019. One evening. Six people. At someone’s home.
Each one bringing their own story and a homemade dish. Tog
ether, they explored the food and the stories, one by one.
See here how the human connections started gro
Now is the time to grow more communities through trust and love.
In a world that desperately needs it. Let’s nourish our beautiful human forest.
The idea was inspired by the poem “A Beautiful Forest”. Written in Barcelona, November 2018. The poem
appeared in a dream during a restless night. To the whispers of the stars, the moon revealed…
“From the elements of earth, water, air and fire,
Mankind circled and built a collective desire,
Man-made systems swir ling up and around,
Slowly forgetting collective roots underground.”
came the industrial revolution,
A metallic c age of spiritual destitution,
Loneliness, depression and pollution,
Somewhat posing as human evolution.”
“A systemic cra
ving for growth,
Leaving people with inertia and loath,
To change their own misconstruction,
Even when it le ads to self-destruction.”
“Now is the time to bre
ak free from this cage,
United in love, wisdom and sage,
Soa king in the intelligence of the Mother,
Healing our separation to each one and another.”
“Mycelium connecting sister and brother,
Sharing food and stories to redis cover,
Growing roots of trust and love,
A beautiful forest is rising above.”
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