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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.
- 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.
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!!
- 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!!