Mushroom Cultivation Workshops

Mushroom Cultivation Workshops

  • $175.00
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Interested in starting your own mushroom farm?

Every year more people are growing mushrooms for fun and profit. This is because the demand for gourmet and medicinal mushrooms is skyrocketing.

Mushroom cultivation is a low-cost and high-profit business opportunity that can be started with little to no capital. The process has become more efficient as technology improves, and mushrooms provide an alternative to meat proteins because they take less energy and resources  than traditional animal farming methods. Mushroom cultivation is also environmentally friendly because it does not require inputs like pesticides or fertilizer. All you need to grow delicious fungi is space and patience!
Fungi Farm is excited to offer cultivation workshops for this growing industry.
You'll learn fundamental principles of mushroom cultivation, laboratory design, greenhouse/fruiting chamber design, aseptic technique, substrate formulations, cloning mushrooms, and more at our workshop! Classes begin at 10 AM and end at 4 PM. Please bring a meal with you, and snacks will be provided.

 

Every mushroom cultivation workshop includes a lecture, hands on activity, an opportunity to work in a laboratory, and a tour of our facility. Every student will go home with a ready-to-fruit mushroom block and 2 commercial mushroom cultures. This class is suitable for students with previous mushroom cultivation experience, especially those with an interest in commercial production.

About the instructor

These classes are taught by Allen Carroll. Allen is a professional mushroom educator, laboratory operator, and owner of Fungi Farm. He studied crop, soil, and environmental science at Auburn University and served as president of Alabama Mushroom Society. Allen is dedicated to mushroom research and works to provide high-quality products and services throughout the United States and internationally. He frequently leads educational seminars, workshops, classes, and forays. In addition to directing educational programs, he provides consulting for growers both large and small. He has published several articles on mushroom cultivation and also developed the first mushroom ID expert certification course in the state of Alabama