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Mushroom Cultivation For Everyone

  • Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden 301 North Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA, 91007 United States (map)

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As a prelude to the Los Angeles Mycological Society's 35th Annual Wild Mushroom Fair, Radical Mycology author and Mycologos founder Peter McCoy is holding a special hands-on crash course in mushroom cultivation and applied mycology in L.A. Come learn how to easily grow and apply fungi in and around your home with a leading expert in the field!

Topics covered include:
• Fungal biology and ecology
• Creating grain spawn (mushroom "seed") in the kitchen
• Simple and effective mushroom growing on straw, sawdust, and coffee grounds
• Mushroom cooking
• Medicinal mushroom processing
• Mycoremediation principles

Tuition includes instruction, hand outs, and several grow kits made during the workshop.