I will be leading a 2.5-day Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course in D.C. and Brooklyn, NY this fall as a part of my book tour.
Designed for the beginner as well the experienced cultivator, this course covers everything you need to know to start producing high quality mushroom spawn, fruit mushrooms indoors all year, construct a mushroom farm, and establish regenerative outdoor fungal installations. Topics include:
Mushroom Cultivation Fundamentals
• The biology, ecology, and history of the Fungal Kingdom
• The principles underlying the art and science of cultivation
• Aseptic (“sterile”) practices with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based materials
• Liquid-based mushroom cultivation practices
• Place-based resource management and systems design principles
• Lab and fruiting environment designs for home-, farm-, or community-scale projects
• Appropriate, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation methods and tools
• Growing wild mushrooms
• Medicinal mushroom processing for maximum potency
• Outdoor mushroom garden design and installation
• Fungal integration into various permaculture-inspired sustainable living systems
• Mycoremediation chemistry and design concepts
• Supporting and diversifying fungal–plant relationships
• Building soil health through cultivating mycorrhizal fungi
• Biochar & fungi
• Biogas & fungi
• Wild mushroom identification
• Resources & much more!
Tuition includes 4 mushroom cultures (valued at $100), supplies, and a 100-page workbook. Student and group discounts are also available.
More details about the D.C. course (Sept. 16-18), including registration information, can be seen here:
More details about the Brooklyn course (Sept. 23-25) can be seen here: