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Mushroom Cultivation and Application Course

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September 28, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


The Grand Traverse Circuit
225 W. 14th St.
Traverse City, MI United States

The Radical Mycology Collective is coming to Traverse City during their 2014 fall tour across North America to teach a 2-day Mushroom Cultivation and Application Course!

This course will give you the skills you need to cultivate edible and medicinal mushrooms for home use or as a small commercial fungi farmer. You will learn the detailed step-by-step process of how to cultivate mushrooms from finding a specimen in the wild, to growing mycelium and all the way through fruiting mushrooms. We will explore many ways to complete this process with varying levels of skills and tools.

Course Outline:

  • Fungal Biology and Ecology:
    Learn the different roles fungi play in the environment and what their life cycles look like.
  • Sterile Technique and Lab Prep:
    Learn how to create a sterile environment and properly work in it. We will work with culturing from mushrooms via tissue cloning and from spores in the lab setting.
  • Liquid Culture:
    Learn how to make and use liquid culture for different cultivation needs.
  • Substrate Preparation:
    Learn how to prepare and use different substrates for fruiting including wood, straw, and compost.
  • Fruiting:
    Learn to create fruiting environments and facilitate fruiting both inside and outside.
  • Other Uses:
    Learn the uses of fungi beyond culinary, including remediation and medicinal opportunities.
  • Hands On Project:
    The weekend will culminate with a collaborative mushroom installation at Carter’s Compost!! 

Also Included:

  • 100-page Workbook
  • 4 Mushroom Cultures
  • Lunch and Snacks


  • Earlybird tickets are on sale for $160 from Aug.18-Sept.6
  • Full price tickets on sale for $200 starting Sept. 7 
  • Limited work-trade opportunities available. Please contact us for details!! 

Buy tickets here: www.tiny.cc/MycoEvn
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