Learn the basics of mushroom cultivation for Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on logs. We will cover log selection, timing, spore selection, inoculation methods, care of the logs, and proper harvesting methods. All this will be covered while the group actually performs the task to inoculate their own logs. In the afternoon, we will cover growing Wine cap mushrooms on wood chips.
It is more important than ever to work towards having a resilient food system and to be producing fresh food at home. This course will go over what mushrooms are, ways in which mushrooms are cultivated, medicinal properties of certain mushrooms, and how we can relate to them to provide benefit for us, our community, and the land we grow on. No special lab experience required as we will go over various techniques learning how to cultivate and grow mushrooms without any special equipment.
Class includes a farm to table lunch after the morning session.
Bryan Greenan attended a two year intensive program at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism after which he graduated as a Certified Clinical Herbalist. In addition to his studies in clinical herbalism, Bryan has over a decade experience in regenerative farming. He grew up working on farms and ranches and took his knowledge and passion for regenerative agriculture to Colorado where he worked on and managed various farms throughout the state. His most recent project and passion has been an exploration into fungal therapeutics and mushroom cultivation. Bryan currently owns his own gourmet/medicinal mushroom farm in Rollinsville, CO. Bryan is deeply passionate about connecting others back to nature and the medicines this earth provides in a way that regenerates the land, soil, and gives back to this earth.
Your health and the well-being of our community are important to us. We encourage all participants to be vaccinated before they visit the farm or wear a mask and practice social distancing if they have not yet been vaccinated. We have upgraded sanitation protocols in place, and require that guests follow our policies, which are in compliance with all CDC and county guidelines.