Hello all, I noticed a post of someone wanting hands-on experience in fungi propagation in regards to remediation practices, so I figured I would post and announcement for the workshops that I do here in Eugene, Oregon
Fungi For the People llc.
Education and supplies for sustainably
harvesting & cultivating mushrooms.
Upcoming Workshops :
November 6th or 20st February 5th or 12th Making Mushroom Logs - Cost: $50 Limit 15 approx. 3 hours
Learn new skills on mushroom cultivation and create a reliable supply of
food and medicine. As a small group we will work together selecting and
preparing the right wood for growing a variety of fungi. Everyone will take
home a living log culture of either Reishi, Lions Mane, or the Elm Oyster
with the ability and supplies to create more.
November 13th Fungi 101- Cost: $20 Limit 15 approx. 3 hours
Basic training on fungi life cycle and an introduction to mushrooms of
the city and forest. You will also learn how to identify and harvest over
20 species of fungi.
NOTE: We will be traveling around Eugene by bike so please dress appropriately!
November 27th or December 4th Intro to Culturing Fungi - Cost: $125 Limit 10 approx. 4 hours
Learn to capture fungal tissue from the wild and nurture healthy mycelia for
use in the garden and for growing mushrooms using low-tech lab techniques.
NOTE: This is an advanced skills class, so an established awareness of various
Fungi and some if their virtues is helpful prior to enrolling.
February 19th or 26th March 11th or 18th Mushrooms in the Garden - Cost: $50 Limit 15 approx. 4 hours
A hands-on course for integrating fungi into the garden and greenhouse. We will
create a perennial mushroom garden bed, make mushroom logs specific to garden
plans, and establish a mushroom growing plan for a greenhouse. No prior
cultivation knowledge required, this class is all about getting to know fungi and
learning to interact with them.
February 10th, 11th, and 12th : 3 Days of Mushroom Workshops Cost $250 Limit 15
We will take 3 sessions to work though Fungi morphology (identification) lifecycle and life styles,
along with more in-depth cultivation techniques, making medicinal extractions of
Reishi and Turkey tail, along with a primer on fungal ecology of the urban Eugene
environment. We will apply appropriate techniques for using these new found
skills to remediate damaged soils and prevent future damage and toxification of
our environment through the use of mycofiltration and digesting toxic materials with fungi.
We will begin Friday evening with a Mycology 101 session, and then
do 6 hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday. All materials and lunch will be provided.
These workshops are lead by Ja Schindler of Eugene, Oregon, an amateur mycologist who has been dedicated to studying fungi for the past 8 years. With a background in commercial mushroom harvesting, working on a production farm, initiating mycorestoration projects and developing new low-tech mushroom culturing techniques Ja has many skills to offer. He has also recently hosted workshops at gatherings such as the Radical Mycology Convergence and the NW Permaculture Convergence, and is available for consultation and custom tailored workshops at your place.
Contact by phone/text at (586)321-9727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.FUNGIFORTHEPEOPLE.WORDPRESS.com for more information
My husband and I met Ja at the NW convergence. Totally love this guy! He was one of our favorites at the whole convergence! I am planning to go to Eugene and learn more from him. Did you know that mushrooms in your garden can help your plants grow better "like fertilizer" sorta... that you can grow medicinal mushrooms (rumored to heal cancer) and use mushrooms to remove toxins (like motor oil) from your soil?
He is a wealth of information and a pleasure to listen to!
Hey, thanks for the encouraging words, I'm glad you were there!
I want to update some of the dates posted above, some of the classes are filled, some prices dropped a little, and there are some new offerings!
To keep it easier and up to date please visit www.fungiforthepeople.org
These classes are still in Eugene, Or, but I am working on later dates in Olympia and the Bay Area
Fungi For the People