_Interactive Talks by Glenn George Prigmore
BSc (Hons) MSc Environmental Protection & Management
"My talks can cover a great deal of natural subjects and although studied and trained to a high standard, I always try and give talks in a holistic way so that more is understood on many levels."
Talks cover food chains, ecology, managing soils, plant identification, food 4 free, intro to permaculture, plant nutrition & human health
Spy the Spores ... use our new binocular microscope!
Potting Up ... take innoculated seedlings home to spread the friendly fungi
Recognised as the Southwest’s expert in mycorrhizal fungi; a symbiotic living force, the ‘fungus root’, connecting the majority of plants and trees, without it's presence we would most likely perish through nutrient deficiency. It is without doubt that plants and therefore us would not have evolved without it.
Interactive talks on the magic of fungi, at green events with assistant Samantha Jane.
Glenn has given talks through the Permaculture Association, Towns in Transition Movement, and at Bournemouth University of Conservation Sciences where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Protection.
No resources needed for the talks, just a space and willing, curious participants. We bring our own instruments and materials, of which there are little, we start with a song, have a session of information exchange and ecosystem role-play followed by questions and answers. A children's ‘make and do’ workshop can be included preceding or during the talk.
There is a great deal to teach, and although the subject is full of hard science the intention is to share in terms of energy transfers, food and life cycles/webs that we are all aware of. Mycorrhiza's fundamental importance as the underpinning dynamic that sustains all ecosystems has now been recognised in the last ten years by worldwide organisations such as Henry Doubleday Association and the Permaculture Association.
Email Glenn: firstname.lastname@example.org
_"I feel my role after working extensively in agricultural land use, and studying for BSc(Hons) and MSc in Environmental Protection, is to spread the word about the dynamic web of life, and about a new future working with this positive function; for sustainable high yield nutritional food production and land use that we can all believe in. There are many misconceptions about exactly what mycorrhiza is and is often confused with mycelium, some of which can be harmful to growing systems and can spread plant pathogens/diseases in possible new and potentially devastating ways, what we don’t need is a new strain of pathogens getting into polly-tunnels from wild areas."
_"We have just given our interactive talk at the Sunrise Celebration, where we also sang a few songs, many with regard to sustainability. One of my songs has been played on BBC Radio stations Wales, Somerset, Exeter, Solent, Devon, and went out from both Ireland and Scotland on the Christmas top play list from Celtic Music Radio, it is called 'Plenty More Fish in the Sea' about unsustainable fishing practices. We also have a Permaculture song called ‘Grandpa’s Allotment’ and a positive song 'Country Girl' that has received good press reviews from Maverick Magazine and R2- Rock n Reel Magazine.
Sustainable life is our passion, so the talks have to work to feed us and sustain us as it does for many, increasingly so. Spreading the word has become the driving force for me behind my Permaculture Diploma. I would like to attend green events to give talks and will pursue it." Glenn