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Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms

  • Tycoed Ecovillage 6080 Lakeridge Rd Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R4 Canada (map)

Join Antonio Gomes and Phil Collins for a full day hands-on interactive mushroom production workshop. Learn about the benefits of growing gourmet mushrooms for your own diet, and for the health of your soil and eco-system. Phil will explain why we have chosen to grow mushrooms at this farm, and how the mushrooms fit well into a natural eco-system and a farm business plan.  Antonio will take you more in-depth and discuss the soil food web and the vital role that fungus plays in the nutrient cycling of our Earth surface. After these lessons you will learn how  to inoculate hardwood logs with a variety of mushrooms including shitake, phoenix oyster, blue oyster, reiki, lion’s mane, and turkey tale mushrooms – and then practice as a group activity.

Included Meals:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Breakfast Snack
  • Lunch

You Will Learn:

  • The basics of mushroom nutrition and how to include them in your daily diet
  • The basics of mushroom biology and the role they play in nature
  • The basics of the soil food web
  • How to inoculate your own mushroom logs through hands-on practice

Bringing your own Log?

Logs should be cut from tree a minimum of 1 month prior to the workshop, and can be any species except pine or cedar.


Earlier Event: June 8
Homesteading for Raw Nutrition
Later Event: October 18
H.O.P.E Permaculture Tour