• In Depth Mushroom Cultivation Adult Workshop - $165
    Sunday the 7th of August
    Details below
  • Basic Innoculation Adult Workshop - $87
    Saturday the 6th of August
    Details below

In Depth Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - Sunday the 7th of August

A beginners class for the home grower

Full day workshop
Ever wanted to grow your own mushrooms?

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster mushrooms, including inoculation, sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. You’ll undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures.

Tour

This workshop will be held at The Mushroomery - an operational small scale farm. You will also get a tour of the farm and an insight into how a mushroom farm operates. Keep in mind that due to fungal contamination you will not be able to enter the incubation or fruiting chambers.

Your Teacher

Buttons is the sole farmer at The Mushroomery. The Mushroomery is a micro mushroom farm she started in her backyard. The little farm has now grown to a few shipping containers in Alphington. Buttons supplies restaurants, farmers markets, Box schemes and has her own CSA. She is influenced by the ethics and principles of Permaculture. She is working on closing multiple loops of waste within her farm. Buttons is a keen believer in maximising marginal land in the city with urban agriculture. Being a massive foodie she is keen on making farming more visible in the city to create better understanding around food within the urban bubble.

What you will learn

Skills and knowledge to grow your own oyster mushrooms at home.

What you will make

An oyster mushroom kit and an oyster mushroom agar culture.

What to bring

* A very clean recycled 5L-10L Bucket with a lid that you are not attached to and are willing to cut holes into (you will need this if you plan to take a kit home)
* Gloves (to avoid contaminating your culture)
* Note pad and pen

What to wear

Very clean clothing and clean footwear suitable for a muddy landscape

Price - $165




Basic Inoculation 2hr workshop - Saturday the 6th of August

Ever wanted to check out The Mushroomery?

The Mushroomery is a small scale commercial mushroom farm based in the inner city suburb of Alphington. In this tour of the farm you will get a glimpse of where our mushrooms are grown. You will also get a hands on go at inoculating your very own mushrooms.

Your Guide

Buttons is the sole farmer at The Mushroomery. The Mushroomery is a micro mushroom farm she started in her backyard. The little farm has now grown to a few shipping containers in Alphington. Buttons supplies restaurants, farmers markets, Box schemes and has her own CSA. She is influenced by the ethics and principles of Permaculture. She is working on closing multiple loops of waste within her farm. Buttons is a keen believer in maximising marginal land in the city with urban agriculture. Being a massive foodie she is keen on making farming more visible in the city to create better understanding around food within the urban bubble.

What to bring

* A very clean recycled 2L-10L Bucket with a lid that you are not attached to and are willing to cut holes into (you will need this if you plan to take a kit home).
*Gloves (to avoid contaminating your culture)
*Note pad and pen

What to wear

Very clean clothing and clean footwear suitable for a muddy landscape

Price - $87