Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course in Portland, OR – January 28-30, 2014
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Radical Mycology co-founder Peter McCoy will be holding a 2.5 day intensive on the theory, practice, and application of mushroom cultivation this January in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. This course covers the essentials of high yield mushroom production for all budgets, with an emphasis on techniques and tools that keep costs and complexity to a minimum. Whether you are looking to start a small mushroom farm or grow your own edible and medicinal mushrooms for personal use, this course will cover the core skills needed to hit the ground running.
Topics covered include:
- Budgeting, planning & preparation
- Tool making and improvisation
- Aseptic (“sterile’) practice with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based substrates
- Alternative, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation techniques and tools
- Cultivation lab and fruiting environments design for home, farm, or community scale projects
- Medicinal mushroom processing and myconutraceutical product production
- Wild mushroom identification and cultivation
- Outdoor mushroom forest planning and installation
- Mycoremediation concepts and strategies
- Fungal & plant relationships
- Mycorrhizal cultivation
- Biochar production
- & much more!
The instruction model Peter uses caters to all learning modes by offering a blend of visual presentation, live demonstration, and hands-on practice. At the end of the course, participants will get 4 pure mushroom cultures (valued at $100) and a 100-page workbook of the techniques covered.
Dates: January 28-30, 2014
Location: Northwest Agriculture Show – Portland, OR
For more information about Peter, you can read his bio here.
Feedback from past participants:
“I would recommend Peter’s course to anyone interested in gaining practical knowledge in the fascinating world of mushrooming and the practical way of growing your own food and medicine!” – John S. - Shelton, WA
“He’s a fantastic, intelligent, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable mycologist and embodies the philosophy of food and health security through low-tech, do-it-yourself cultivation methods. I can’t recommend Radical Mycology and Peter’s work highly enough.” – Susan C. – Victoria, BC
“Even the experts are likely to find some real gems in his techniques, philosophy, and teaching style. Peter is one of the most authentically passionate people I have met, and it was an absolute pleasure to learn from him.” – Josh W. – Victoria, BC
“Peter’s course is filled with knowledge, understanding, and respect for mycology. He presented the information in an approachable, hands-on format that inspires one to go home and spread the mycelium.” – Michael W. – Portland, OR
“If you want to delve past cardboard and plug spawn into sterile culture, cloning, spores, etc, I would highly recommend Peter’s course” – Galen H. – Portland, OR