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Central Coast District Group



Come along to the Australian Plants Society Central Coast Group! Visitors are welcome. We charge $2 admission to defray costs. 

  • Winter meetings - Second Saturday at 2.00pm - May, June, July and August
  • Non-winter meetings - Second Friday at 7.30pm - February, March, April, September, October, November
Meetings are usually held at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong. 

Next meeting 

 Date  Friday 9 March at 7.30 pm
 Speaker  Pam O’Sullivan
 Topic  100 things you should know about fungi
 Venue  Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong

$2 entry includes a ticket in the Plant Raffle  and afternoon tea         


‘100 things you should know about fungi’ is the topic for the next meeting of the Central Coast Group of the Australian Plants Society. 

This will be held at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong on Friday 9 March at 7.30 pm. There is a $2 entry cost which includes supper and a native plant raffle ticket.  Visitors are very welcome.

Speaker Pam O’Sullivan has had an interest in fungi for over 40 years. Due to the lack of knowledge and reference material on Australian Fungi she has worked hard by herself and with others through workshops, field trips, publications and presentations to raise the level of awareness of the importance of this second largest group of organisms after insects.

Pam also has a passion for our Australian native plants.  She has worked in the Scientific Division of the National Herbarium in Sydney, has lectured, tutored and been a conjoint at the University of Newcastle.  She is also a published author and is currently working towards establishing the NSW Mycological Society.

Pam’s presentation will be an overview of what fungi are, their ecological roles, how they gain their nutrients, benefits to soils and plants and wider beneficial roles such as reducing erosion, roles in industry including medicine and more. These wonderful organisms are fascinating, incredibly photogenic and fundamental to the functioning of our ecosystems and our day to day lives.  Come and be amazed!

For any further information please contact Barbara Melville - 0416 162 297

Where we generally meet: Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong

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