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Grow Your Own Mushrooms *In-Person*

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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 1C9

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Learn to cultivate mushrooms at home- both indoors and out- using simple, low-tech methods!

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In this workshop you will learn how to cultivate mushrooms indoors and in your backyard using low tech methods. Fungal biology and cultivation theory will be presented in a lecture format followed by one hour hands-on making your own 5 gallon Oyster Mushroom straw bucket to take home. The lecture will include making liquid culture, grain spawn, sawdust spawn, mushroom logs, wood chip beds, and straw bags/buckets.

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COVID-19 Protocol:

As of August 29, we will be having some workshops in-person again at the CEC demonstration site. Things will look a bit different as we do our part to follow BC Centre for Disease Control requirements to limit the spread of COVID 19. It is very important that you read the following guidelines, as following the guidelines is compulsory for your participation in our workshops. We want to keep all CEC staff, site visitors and workshop participants as safe as possible.

Here is what you need to know:

• You are required to wear a mask to attend our on-site workshops. Please bring your own mask with you. You will not be permitted to attend the workshop without a mask.

• Please go to the washroom before you come to the site for the workshop. While our washroom will be available for emergencies, we are limiting access to its use.

• When you arrive, you will check in just inside the front gate with a staff member. They will ensure you sanitize your hands, and share any other pertinent information.

• The workshop will likely be held outside. Please dress for all kinds of weather! If it is very poor weather, we will host the workshop in our strawbale classroom, with all windows and doors wide open, or at a ‘to be decided’ alternative location. You will be notified if this is the plan 24 hours before the workshop and on the morning of the workshop via Eventbrite.

• Staff will be sanitizing touch points, chairs, and washroom in between workshops.

• If you are in the position to do so, please consider making a donation to the CEC for the additional labour involved in making our site and services COVID-safe. We are hoping to keep access to our workshops as affordable as possible but may have to reconsider our fees if staff administrative time spikes in order to ensure our collective safety. We are a charity, so any donations are tax deductible. Please click here to make a direct donation. Or consider gifting a membership to a friend!

• There is a site occupancy of 25 people, including staff and workshop participants. The site may be closed to the public during your workshop to adhere to occupancy limits.

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Instructor Bio: Vadim Junea has five years of mushroom growing experience and grows oyster mushrooms for 10 Acres Farm and Restaurant. After studying microbiology at University of Guelph he moved to Vancouver Island to pursue a good life growing food and living closer to the land. He is passionate about mycology and nutrition, and seeks to encourage people to grow their own food as means to deepen their relationship with themselves and nature. Vadim currently resides in Victoria and works as a farmer at the 10 Acres Farm.

Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.Please pre-register for this event.Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase.You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks!  Sign up or learn more on our website.

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