Mycoremediation: Decontaminating the Environment with Fungi


Date: Saturday, February 10, 202

Time: 10am-12pm

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Speaker: Garrett Wilkerson

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

Cost: FREE for Members/ $10 for non-members

Address: 6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75230 – 2nd Floor Straight Ahead of Elevator/Stairs (Follow our Signs)

Time: 10am-12pm


The North Texas Mycological Association is inviting you to join NTMA Board Member and owner of Pegasus Bags, Garrett Wilkerson, as he gives a presentation on “Mycoremediation: Decontaminating the Environment with Fungi”. Mycoremediation is the act of using fungi to break down different pollutants in the environment and is also one of the newest fields of mycology. Garrett has been working with the fungus Pestalotiopsis microspora, a mushroom found in the Amazon forest which is known to be the fastest colonizer of plastic materials in the world! There are about 200 species which can colonize on plastic with P. microspora being the fastest colonizer of them all. Garrett will be discussing different biodegradables and how to spot “greenwashing”, which is when companies purposely make misleading statements about their products. The presentation will also be highlighting microbiomes for the disintegration of microplastics and how fungi can help eliminate waste and pollution.

All of our classes are hybrid presentations. 

  • Remote attendees can download Zoom information once you complete checkout. 
  • In-person classes meet at 6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75230 (the AgriLife Extension Services building in North Dallas, Oak Room on the 2nd floor).   If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at

The North Texas Mycological Association is very grateful for the partnership that we share with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, the County of Dallas, and the North Texas Master Naturalists. We are able to offer our in-person classes again thanks to Dallas County & AgriLife Extension Services, and we encourage our members and participants to check out the various programs and opportunities available through their website at the link below.

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