Also posted in the cascadia forum, not sure if its ok to double post..
Hey everyone, here is a mushroom cultivation course I am teaching this coming weekend in Olympia. While i focus on home scale cultivation, I do cover permacultural uses and the techniques and concepts demonstrated apply to larger sized applications. And at the cost, you really can't beat it.
Mushroom to Mushroom Cultivation Course
In this 2.5-day course we will cover the essentials of small scale mushroom production. This class is tailored to the person seeking to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms for personal use or as a means to develop a small income stream. Friday evening will be an introduction to the ins and outs of cultivation and related logistics. Saturday will cover the full spectrum of sterile mushroom production from spores or cloned mushroom tissue, through working with agar, grains, and wood based substrates, all the way to fruiting bodies (we will be making our own spawn). Sunday we will break the rules of the foundation we built on Saturday to learn the cutting edge techniques of low-tech cultivation, much of it unpublished at this time. We will also explore the aspects of cultivation for food sovereignty, medicine, and remediation (aka pollution reduction & mitigation). At the end of the course, participants will get 4 pure mushroom cultures and a workbook of all techniques covered.
Dates: November 16-18 (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon)
Location: Westside Olympia, WA
Instructor: Peter McCoy
Cost: $150-200 (sliding scale, pay what you can)
To register or for more info, please email radmycology (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and contact info.
Teacher Peter McCoy has been cultivating fungi for several years, learning the tricks and tips (along with the mistakes) that come with the trade. He has presented on fungi and taught cultivation at the Olympia Food Co-Op, The Radical Mycology Convergence, The Olympia Transitions Fair, and the Olympia Village Building Convergence=, among other places.
See the 700-page Radical Mycology book—a compendium of all things related to fungi, their cultivation, and application—here: http://bit.ly/rmchthaeus
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