Tess Burzynski is an inspiring female mycologist who started Fungi Freights, where she transforms shipping containers into mushroom research labs. Tess has done incredible work with bringing mycology to urban spaces and inspiring citizens to get involved. Tess works wonders when it comes to bridging the gap between mushrooms and people, and today we talk all about how she built these mini steel empires in Detroit, Michigan. Tune in, shroom in, and get inspired by Tess's admirable and original contributions to mycology.
Tess Burzynski is the founder, head educator and cultivator at Fungi Freights Urban Lab and Environmental Studio. A Science degree graduate from Wayne State University, she works as an Environmental Scientist and continues doing research with Mycoremediation in the city of Detroit. She is a member of the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club and the North American Mycological Association. Throughout her studies she has learned the impact mycelium plays in the environment and how beneficial, tenacious and magical it truly is. Through Fungi Freights, her goal is to reunite mushrooms and humankind by educating Detroit and its surrounding neighbors about the benefits mushrooms have on health, food scarcity and the environment.