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Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course

September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015


Heritage Farm
Philadelphia, PA
September 18-20, 2015

This Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course covers the essential principles and practices of high yield mushroom production for all budgets. Starting with the fundamentals of cultivation, and progressively building in conceptual stages throughout the weekend, you will learn the empowering life skill of growing mushroom mycelium (spawn) and fruiting mushrooms in any environment. With an emphasis on the best techniques and tools that keep costs and complexity to a minimum, you will leave the course equipped to dive in to cultivating right away.

Designed for the beginner as well the experienced cultivator, this course covers everything you need to know to start producing high quality mushroom spawn, fruit mushrooms indoors all year, construct a mushroom farm, and establish productive and regenerative outdoor mycoscapes. Topics include:

Mushroom Cultivation Essentials

  • Insights into the biology and ecology of the fungal kingdom
  • Budgeting, planning & preparation to make things easy
  • Tool making and improvisation to keep things cheap
  • Aseptic (“sterile”) practice with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based substrates
  • The industry secret of liquid mushroom inoculum
  • Cultivation lab and fruiting environments design for home, farm, or community scale projects
  • Alternative, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation techniques and tools
  • Growing wild mushrooms

Mushroom Cultivation Applications

  • Medicinal mushroom processing for maximum potency
  • Outdoor mushroom garden design and installation
  • Fungal integration into various sustainable living and farming systems
  • Mycoremediation design concepts
  • Fungal & plant relationships

Extra Skills

  • Building soil health with Mycorrhizal fungi cultivation
  • Biochar & fungi
  • Wild mushroom identification
  • And more!
The cost of the course is $225 if registered before September 1. This cost includes 4 mushroom cultures (valued at $100), supplies, and a 100-page workbook. Student and group discounts are available. For more information please visit the link below:

A recent interview with the me discussing many of the skills covered in this course can be heard here:



September 18, 2015
September 20, 2015
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Hertiage Farm
4300 Monument Ave
Phildelphia, PA United States
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