I was hoping/wondering if the following info about an upcoming mushroom cultivation course I will be teaching in Olympia might be able to get announced to your group members. I personally see mushroom cultivation as a big piece of the sustainability puzzle that is missing form the discussion and thought your group might be interested. If so, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much!
Mushroom to Mushroom Cultivation Course
In this 2-day course we will cover everything needed to grow your own edible and medicinal mushrooms indoors or in the garden. Saturday will begin with will be an introduction to the ins and outs of cultivation, budget planning, space design, and related logistics. From there we cover the full spectrum of sterile mushroom production from spores or cloned mushroom tissue, through working with agar, liquid culture, grains, wood and straw based substrates, all the way to fruiting mushrooms. 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rules of the foundation we built on Saturday to learn the cutting edge techniques of low-tech cultivation, much of it unpublished at this time.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 and sustainability, medicine, and remediation (aka pollution reduction & mitigation). At the end of the course, participants will get 4 pure mushroom cultures (valued at $100) and a workbook of all techniques covered.
Dates: April 20-21 (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Olympia, WA
To register or for more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact info.
Instructor 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, The Northwest Permaculture Convergence, and the Olympia Village Building Convergence.