This course covers growing common edible mushrooms as well as the cultivation of wild species. Topics include:
Preparation: The mini clean room, sterilisation, pasteurisation, equipment, materials and substrates (beds, logs, kits, cardboard and other medium).
Propagation: Aseptic cuttings, spawn, inoculation, mycelium, slurries, manuring, watering, other techniques and practices.
Harvesting and uses: Culinary and medicinal. Selling in farmer’s markets.
Goody bag and literature to take home.
Introduction to growing
Mushroom log inoculation
Making growing blocks
Outdoor growing beds