Photo: ‘Mycelium’ by Harrington Alison


Interconnected networks

The Mycelium root network of mushrooms – fungi – are considered to be the ‘brains of the soil’. They form strong resilient networks and mutual relationships. Their interconnections create partnerships that benefit living entities such as providing protection from parasites or filtering out toxins which accumulate on plants. These mutualistic relationships are exemplified through a network of mycelium fibres that connect stationary plants with hundreds of other plants. They also have an extraordinary way to thrive in uncertainty by adapting to dynamic change by using responsiveness, flexibility, finding opportunities and being locally attuned to the challenge at hand.

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