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Plant Intelligence

Plant Intelligence

Stephen Harrod Buhner, Reality Sandwich Waking Times Stephen Harrod Buhner will be joining Dennis McKenna for the live, interactive video course, “What Plants Can Teach You: Consciousness and Intelligence in Nature.” A new paradigm is emerging that recasts how we relate to and understand nature, supported by new scientific evidence. Plants instruct us through their behavior, […]

Scientists Discover That Plants Communicate via Symbiotic Root Fungi

Scientists Discover That Plants Communicate via Symbiotic Root Fungi

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Human arrogance has always assumed we are evolutionarily superior to plants, but it appears that modern science may be the antidote to this egocentric view. Researchers in the UK have discovered an extensive underground network connecting plants by their roots, serving as a complex interplant communication system… a “plant Internet,” if […]

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Unraveling the Origins of Bioluminescent Fungi

Unraveling the Origins of Bioluminescent Fungi

Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay Waking Times Aristotle (384–322 BC) reported a mysterious light, distinct from fire, emanating from decaying wood. Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD) mentioned feasting on a glowing, sweet fungus found on trees in France and, in the late fifteenth century, a Dutch consul gave accounts of Indonesian peoples using fungal fruits to illuminate […]

How Trees Communicate

How Trees Communicate

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are concluding that trees are interacting with one another in a symbiotic relationship that helps the trees to survive. Connected by fungi, the underground root systems of plants and trees are transferring carbon and nitrogen back and forth between each other in a network of subtle communication. Similar to the network of neurons and axons in the human brain, the network of fungi, roots, soil and micro-organisms beneath the larger ‘mother trees’ gives the forest its own consciousness.

How to Farm Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (Video)

How to Farm Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (Video)

Garrone didn’t get into the business to help save the world, but somehow he’s managed to help save his corner of the world. After San Francisco’s last oil spill he helped provide an indigenous strain of oyster mushroom to a bioremediation project.

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