A "MAGICAL day" celebrating the beginnings of the Earth is in the works with a planning meeting at Crossley early next month.
The new Festival of the First Flower will be a fun family day, celebrating when the fungus flower "first popped its head through the crust of Earth 700 million years ago", according to organiser Robert Rowley.
"This was the forerunner to life as we know it today, for without fungus there would have been no change in the atmosphere," Mr Rowley said.
"Its job is and was returning carbon to the Earth and releasing oxygen into the air so man could evolve."
He said the festival would mark a day to rejoice in life and encourage farmers to farm fungus back into their land.
"The festival is a day for fun where children dress as fairies and grandparents relate fairy tales as we are in the heart of a little bit of Irish across the water with the names of Koroit, Kirkstall, Killarney, and not forgetting Crossly where this magical day out will happen.
"I believe it is not all doom and gloom.
"We can as a community, start a day to remind people all over the world, we all come from good farming background originally, so we can farm the fungus back in the soil with the help of the little people.
"The festival is to remind the grandparents of the endless rings of mushrooms there was before the May races, just there for the taking."
Mr Rowley is holding a meeting at the Crossley Hall on November 5 from 6.30 to form the festival planning committee.