I wanted to let y'all know I will be holding a 20-hour Mushroom Cultivation & Application Courses in Tucson this September 22–24. Full details here.
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.
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
If anyone attended this (or missed it) and wants to put some time in on a real mushroom farm, Sky Island Mushrooms could use some interns and volunteers to help get the momentum going on our non-profit mushroom biz.
Located in the Cochise Stronghold about 90 SE of Tucson. We have multiple rooms to cultivate multiple species, currently running Oysters, Shiitakes, Reishi, Lion's mane and I just got a hold of some Cordyceps Militaris I hope to fruit traditionally.
Anyone looking for a long term opportunity with medicinal mushrooms, spirulina, insect protein, desert oasis orchards and farming as well as water harvesting, desert food forests, community building, non-profit work...
Or also hotel/ tourism management, weddings and event planning, nutrition based lifestyle improvement, greenhouse production, electrical engineering and refrigeration technician (certified master on staff), Carpentry, construction both traditional and alternative, Landscaping, Restaurant (kitchen is certified) and more...