Mushroom Cultivation Design Course Schedule

Monday:
9:30 am – Hellos, Intro’s
-  Schedule,  Workbook,  Design Planning
-  Intro to Fungi:  Identification,  Lifecycle,  Ecology
1-2pm  Lunch
20 min  Qi Gong session
2:30pm
-  Field  Ecology Walk
-  Cultivation  Overview
6:30pm Break For Dinner
7:30pm 1.5 hour Evening Presentation: Multitudes of Mushroom Varieties

Tuesday:
9:30am – Mushroom Lab 101:
-  Intro to Tools and Techniques
-  Wild Culturing
-  Spawn Making
1-2pm Lunch
20min Qi Gong session
2:30pm Mushroom Lab 201
-  Bulking Up
-  Pasteurizing
-  Cold Water Pasteurization
6:30pm Break for dinner
7:30pm 1.5 Hour Evening Presentation: Cultivation History and Future Potentials

Wednesday:
9:30am – MycoPermaculture:
-  Growing Outdoors
-  Mushroom Composts
-  Problem Solving
-  Social and Environmental impact
1-2pm Lunch
20min Qi Gong session
2:30pm – MycoPermaculture: continued
-  Greenhouse Growing
-  Indoor Growing
6:30 Break for Dinner
7:30pm 1.5 hour Evening Presentation: Making BioChar (Bonfire Session)

Thursday:
9:30am – Mushroom Medicine
-  Identification
-  Preparations and Uses
-  Effects and Doses
1-2pm Lunch
20min Qi Gong session
2:30pm Mushroom Lab 301: Advanced Skills
-  Strain Selecting
-  Culture Libraries
-  Liquid Culturing
-  Microscopy
6:30pm Break for Dinner
7:30pm 1 hour Evening Presentation: Growing Endomycorrhizae at Home

Friday:
9:30am – Mycoremediation:
-  MycoFilters
-  Chemicals vs. Heavy Metals
-  MycoPesticides
-  Anti-Desertification work
-  Project Planning
-  Self-Care
1-2pm Lunch
20min Qi Gong
-MycoRemediation Continues
- Design Share and Growing Forward
6:30pm Break for Dinner
7:30pm Post-Course Hot Spring Adventure!

Saturday:
All-Day Wild Mushroom Foray in the Cascades

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings are also available for

Open Lab Practice sessions, with staff guidance

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