Safari West Presents! Symbiiotica

Friday March 29, 2024 | 8:00pm – 8:30pm


Conservation Dinner Series: Taye Bright of Symbiiotica joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about fungi. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests.

Taye Bright SymbiioticaAbout the Speaker:

Taye Bright is an applied mycologist, ecological regeneration practitioner, educator, artist, medicine-maker and mythopoetic dreamer orienting her life’s work around fungi, fire/forest ecology, marine biology, symbioses and how to be in reciprocal, inter-species participation with our respective ecologies.

Taye holds a degree in Biology, has certifications in Permaculture Design and Ecosystem Restoration Design, and is a certified California Naturalist. She teaches mycology-focused classes and guides fungal ecology walks around Northern/Central California with the intention of providing accessible and embodied scientific education outside of conventional academia. She is the owner and founder of Symbiiotica, a small business offering mycological services, art, medicine and education as well as a co-owner of Moon Fruit Mushroom Farm, an outdoor, log-based mycoforestry operation. She also works as a post-fire restoration and mycoremediation researcher for CoRenewal and is in her 4th year as secretary for Bay Area Applied Mycology.

Outside of her scientific work, you can find her in the garden talking with birds, painting with mushroom ink, surfing, studying Norse mythology, cooking up delicious wild foods and reading poetry by the fire.