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Mushroom Cultivation & Applicaiton Course - Portland, OR - Jan 28-30, 2014

Peter McCoy
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Radical Mycology co-founder Peter McCoy will be holding a 2.5 day intensive on the theory, practice, and application of mushroom cultivation this January in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. This course covers the essentials of high yield mushroom production for all budgets, with an emphasis on techniques and tools that keep costs and complexity to a minimum. Whether you are looking to start a small mushroom farm or grow your own edible and medicinal mushrooms for personal use, this course will cover the core skills needed to hit the ground running.

Topics covered include:
Budgeting, planning & preparation
Tool making and improvisation
Aseptic (“sterile’) practice with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based substrates
Alternative, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation techniques and tools
Cultivation lab and fruiting environments design for home, farm, or community scale projects
Medicinal mushroom processing and myconutraceutical product production
Wild mushroom identification and cultivation
Outdoor mushroom forest planning and installation
Mycoremediation concepts and strategies
Fungal & plant relationships
Mycorrhizal cultivation
Biochar production
& much more!

The instruction model Peter uses caters to all learning modes by offering a blend of visual presentation, live demonstration, and hands-on practice. At the end of the course, participants will get 4 pure mushroom cultures (valued at $100) and a 100-page workbook of the techniques covered.

Dates: January 28-30, 2014
Location: Northwest Agriculture Show – Portland, OR
Cost: $200
For more detailed information on the course and how to register, please email radmycology@gmail.com

Or visit the address below for links to Peter's bio and feedback from past participants.
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