Mushroom Master Course - Growing Outdoors 4+hours of content!
How do I watch this class on-demand?
This class IS available on-demand. You do NOT need to watch it live on Zoom or register. Instead, just add this to your cart, check out, & we will email you all of the video(s) & materials!
What will I learn in the Workshop?
We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices.
This class is a collection of 4 sessions and bonus videos that take a deeper dive into growing mushrooms outdoors than in the original "Growing Mushrooms Outdoors" class. We took that class and expanded it with artistic illustrations, deeper conversations about the processes, and more resources than ever.
Part 1: How do mushrooms reproduce & grow. How to grow wine cap mushrooms in garden beds. This includes a full demo actually showing how to inoculate straw and wood chip beds. We also discuss how this can be used in a no-till garden to enhance soil fertility too!
Part 2: Sourcing Do's & Don'ts for logs. How to make totems to grow oyster mushrooms and others in this method. This session uses many colorful paintings to illustrate different parts of the process. We also discuss how to make cardboard spawn & the many different ways you can use it.
Part 3: Log culture using the drill-and-fill method and shiitake mushrooms on logs. In this class we review the sourcing of logs and learn new skills and tools needed for drilling and inoculating. You'll see how I set up my station every year using common sense systems.
Part 4: Forced Fruiting logs, taking care of your logs in their first year, and I tell you about my first year foraging for mushrooms. You'll learn from my failures with logs so you can accelerate your own success. You'll see how you can force shiitake logs to fruit in the summer months when they are typically dormant. And you'll see what I take with me and what I found in just one year of using my mushroom growing skills to hunt for edible, medicinal, and deadly mushrooms.
Bonus Videos!!! - I've created and will continue to make videos about different parts of the mushroom growing adventure. I've curated these and matched them up with each of the 4 parts above. This way you can learn about a topic and then see it in practice or see skills or techniques that are related to it.
You'll receive access to all the videos, handouts, resources, and the presentation. It will be outlined in an easy-to-follow document where each click takes you to new learning. This way, as you learn and need to revisit material, videos, resources...they will be all in one place and easy to find. This master class is one of our largest classes so far!