$95 – $300

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation

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Victoria West Community Centre

521 Craigflower Road

Victoria, BC V9A 6Z5

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Saturday and Sunday, June 2 &3 from 10-5pm

~optional Friday night 'Intro to Fungal Ecology' for beginners~

Course fee includes mushroom cultures- 1 liquid culture, 1 Oyster or King Stropharia mushroom grow kit + 1 grain spawn jar- and a 35 page Mushroom Cultivation Manual to refer back to.

This course will introduce the art and science of mushroom cultivation by offering low-tech, home-scale methods for growing mushrooms for food, medicine and earth renewal. We will focus on less-sterile approaches to creating your own mushroom cultures (“spawn”), fruiting mushrooms for food and medicine, and working with fungi to build soil, boost your garden, and address soil and water contamination. Throughout this course, you will learn about setting up cultivation space at home, gathering materials and equipment, and gain experiential hands-on skills to make liquid cultures, petri cultures, grain spawn, sawdust kits, and more. You will learn simple ways to grow and make mushroom medicine, grow mushrooms in your garden, digest household waste with fungi, and work with fungi for remediation. The course will involve a mix of lecture-style learning and a lot of hands-on- both indoor and outdoor skill building.

Please join us for the whole weekend, but if you’d prefer, you can join for just one day. Saturday is about starting and maintaining your own mushroom cultures and building low-tech lab skills for culturing wild fungi for medicine and remediation. Sunday is a focus on growing mushrooms at home for food and medicine.
A detailed breakdown of each day can be found at: http://diyfungi.blog
***1 full work trade and 1 partial work trade available. Please email diyfungivictoria@gmail.com to make other arrangements. Accessibility info to come. Its also possible to participate as a 'listener and observer' for a reduced fee and not take home mushroom cultures and resources.
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Victoria West Community Centre

521 Craigflower Road

Victoria, BC V9A 6Z5

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