The Magic of Mycelium

Garden Kitchen Lab was honored to have Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as a guest-instructor at the Sunset’s garden-lab.

Amanda’s work is an intersection between science-design, technology, art, and feminism. Her award-winning initiatives, ATOMIC by Design and Beyond Curie, designed to inspire the next generation of young women to explore the STEM fields are only a couple of her awe-inspiring projects.

For this workshop, Amanda wanted to explore using materials that if left outside, can melt into the ground. Mycelium is the vegetative part of the fungus before the mushroom sprouts, and it can be grown into all kinds of fabrics, bricks, bear-molds, pots, and as biodegradable mold containers!

You can learn more about Amanda at her alonglastname site.