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Mushroom Wokshops

Don't buy genetically-modified mushrooms from the store.

Instead, learn to grow your own organic mushrooms in one of our exciting Mushroom Growing Workshops.

Believe me, I know how frustrating it can be to try to figure this out by yourself.  When I first became interested in growing mushrooms, I thought it was just like any other plant stick it in the dirt - up pops a mushroom.  Of course, I found out later that it wasn't that simple at all...!

Nearly a decade later, I can look back on my naiveté and laugh, but my passion for mushrooms and my initial disappointments are what drove me to create this series of Mushroom Growing Workshops

Growing mushrooms is not especially difficult, but it IS completely different from what most of us know about growing any other kind of plant.  To start with, mushrooms do not derive their nutrition from the sun (photosynthesis), so you need to provide their food with organic materials.  Dirt alone does not provide this.

In our workshops, you will learn basic mushroom growing techniques and peculiarities.  You will understand what we mean by spore, spawn, mycelium, inoculation and substrate.  Finally, you will enjoy hours of fun, interactive learning that will culminate in multiple crops of gourmet eating in the months to come.  The workshop that keeps on giving!

In our Mushroom Growing Workshops, you will learn all you need to know about the RIGHT way to grow mushrooms so that you can have an abundant crop year-round.  You will learn which varieties can be force-grown indoors and which must be cultivated outdoors. 

The Forest Organics workshops are always fast-paced, hands-on, interactive learning experiences that are both fun and educational.  Come prepared to get dirty and you will walk away the proud parent of an inoculated1 substrate2.

       A typical curriculum includes:
  • Introduction to Mushroom Growing

  • What are spore, spawn and mycelium?

  • Inoculation & Substrates

  • The importance of temperature and moisture

  • Different techniques of mushroom growing.

  • The specifics about the topic mushroom (i.e. Morels, Oysters or Shiitake)

  • Doing it!  This is the actual preparation and inoculation of the substrate.

  • Q&A throughout the workshop

Dates to be announced soon


Mushroom Growing

Workshop Locations/Descriptions

 Early and advanced registration is suggested. Payment is required to reserve a spot, registration is limited to 15 to 20 participants.

The workshop fees can range from 45.00 -120.00 depending on the workshop. The workshops are between 2 to 3hrs long.  If you can't make it to one of our physical workshops join one of our many mushroom workshop webinrs

You can register by contacting the host location, or calling Forest Organics direct.

Come Prepared: Remember most of these workshops are hands-on. wear clothing you don't mind possibly ruining. We will possibly be working with hot wax, power drills, and mushroom spores. Bring clothing appropriate to the changing temperatures and weather conditions ( I.e., Sweater, Jacket, ect ) as some workshops might be outside.

We will also be offering mushroom growing webinars, info below.


Mushroom Growing Webinars
Mushroom Growing Webinars