Mushroom Cultivation Worskhop
Learn to cultivate your own edible mushrooms from the permaculture master David Cody. This Bay Area 'permie' superstar will cover the basics of mushroom requirements, several easy ways to create your own mini-mushroom farms and explain some of the mystery of the incredible world of fungi. You'll go home with two mushroom growing setups (an inoculated log and inoculated mulch) plus the knowledge to take your edible hobby further!
Always wanted to grow your own fungi but didn't know how to do it? We've done the hard work for you by sourcing freshly (but not too freshly) cut hardwood logs and mushroom plugs. We'll learn together then build together, drilling holes and inserting plugs in this hands-on class outdoors class. We'll create mushroom-growing logs with shitake and oyster mushrooms as well and mulch gardens growing Garden Giant (King Stropharia). You'll take home an inoculated oak log plus mulch inoculated with King Stropharia spores to start your own mushroom garden.
Once you've seen the wonders of fungi, you'll never go back!
Supplies Required: None required.
Limit: 20 people
Date: Fall 2016 TBD
Location: OMI Gallery at Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, downtown Oakland. Three blocks from 19th street BART.
Cancellation Policy: Please view our full cancellation policy here.
About the Instructor:
David Cody helped form the San Francisco Permaculture Guild and currently serves on the Wisdom Council. In 2008 he and Kevin Bayuk founded the Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco and have now trained over 300 people in San Francisco, many of whom are living in the city and working on amazing projects. Along with the formation of UPISF, He was a founding member, lead designer and long time steward of the 18th & Rhode Island Garden in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. UPISF offers Permaculture classes around the Bay Area, see their website for more details: www.UPISF.com
David also served on the founding team of Hayes Valley Farm, an interim use project that transformed two unused freeway ramps in the heart of San Francisco into a productive and educational garden. At Hayes Valley Farm he served as the lead designer and site manager for the first year of its life, where he helped create a number of green jobs for local residents by forming partnerships with local schools to bring their classes to the farm for nature based education. Hayes Valley Farm is and was an inspiration to thousands of people young and old.