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Hey folks,
I wanted to let y'all know I will be holding several 20-hour Mushroom Cultivation & Application Courses in Cascadia this fall. Full details at the following links:

Boise, ID - July 21–23
Portland, OR - Oct. 20–22
Seattle, WA - Oct. 27–29

I will also be holding them at other cities across the country (see them all here).

Designed for the beginner as well the experienced cultivator, this Course covers everything you need to know to fruit mushrooms indoors all year, construct a mushroom farm, and establish regenerative outdoor mushroom installations. We start from the ground up and cover small and large scale operations, all while utilizing the most up-to-date and appropriate techniques and technologies. Student, group, and low-income discounts are available.

Topics Covered

Mushroom Cultivation Fungamentals
  • The fascinating biology, ecology, and history of the Fungal Kingdom
  • The core principles that underlie the art and science of cultivation
  • Aseptic (“sterile”) practices with agar, grains, straw, compost, and woody materials
  • The industry secret of liquid mushroom inoculum and its many applications
  • 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
  • Planning and preparation to make things easy
  • Tool making and improvisation
  • Growing wild mushrooms

  • Appropriate Applications of Fungi
  • Medicinal mushroom processing and extraction 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

  • Extra Myco-Skills
  • Building soil health with mycorrhizal fungi
  • Wild mushroom identification
  • Resources & much more!

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