Minneapolis, MN – Sept. 2-4, 2016
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THIS AUGUST, BIG RIVER PERMACULTURE IS BRINGING RADICAL MYCOLOGY CO-FOUNDER PETER MCCOY TO MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA FOR A 20-HOUR INTENSIVE ON THE ART, SCIENCE, AND REGENERATIVE APPLICATIONS OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION.
Designed for the beginner as well as the experienced grower, this Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course is one of the most up to date and accessible courses of its kind in North America. Founded on the principles of Radical Mycology, this course will teach you not only the life skills of fruiting mushrooms and growing mycelium (spawn), but also how to integrate fungi into any regenerative urban, rural, or alternative lifestyle. Using an easy to follow format and an emphasis on practices that minimize waste, cost, and complexity, this class will leave you empowered to start cultivating mushrooms anywhere and on any budget.
Throughout the weekend, Peter will explain his personal approach to cultivating fungi for food, medicine, and soil health. Through a variety of hands-on activities and in-depth explorations of fungal biology and ecology, you will learn both the how of cultivation and, more importantly, the why behind its many practices. With this combination of concepts and skills covered, you will leave this course equipped with effective growing protocols to practices as well as the design principles for adapting any mushroom project to fit your needs.
Whether you want to grow your own mushrooms for food or medicine or you plan to start a mushroom-based business, this course will cover the core skills you need to hit the ground running.
Mushroom Cultivation Fungamentals
• The fascinating biology, ecology, and history of the Fungal Kingdom
• The core principles and paradigms that underlie the art and science of cultivation
• Aseptic (“sterile”) practices with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based materials
• The industry secret of liquid mushroom inoculum and its many applications
• Place-based resource management and systems design principles
• Lab and fruiting environment designs for home-, farm-, or community-scale projects
• Appropriate, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation methods and tools
• Planning and preparation to make things easy
• Tool making and improvisation
• Growing wild mushrooms
Appropriate Applications of Fungi
• Medicinal mushroom processing for maximum potency
• Outdoor mushroom garden design and installation
• Fungal integration into various permaculture-inspired sustainable living systems
• Mycoremediation chemistry and design concepts
• Supporting and diversifying fungal–plant relationships
Sunday ends with hands-on outdoor installations
Mushroom Species You’ll Learn to Grow Include:
Garden Giant (Stropharia rugosoannulata) // Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
Pearl Oyster (Pluerotus ostreatus) // Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) // Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) // King Trumpet (Pleurotus eryngii)
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) // Elm Oyster (Hypsizgus ulmarius)
Feedback From Past Participants
“Peter was extremely knowledgable and skilled. The course was thoughtfully designed and PRO. I loved the course and feel empowered to get started.” — Deanna M., Oakland, CA
“I’m super grateful for this amazing energy and can’t wait to myceliate my community. This work is for the flora and fauna and for generations to come. Gracias.” — Blanca D., Oakland, CA
“Peter is a fantastic, intelligent, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable mycologist and embodies the philosophy of food and health security through low-tech, do-it-yourself cultivation methods. I can’t recommend Radical Mycology and Peter’s work highly enough.” — Susan C., Victoria, BC
“I would recommend Peter’s course to anyone interested in gaining practical knowledge in the fascinating world of mushrooming and the practical way of growing your own food and medicine!” — John S., Shelton, WA
“Even the experts are likely to find some real gems in his techniques, philosophy, and teaching style. Peter is one of the most authentically passionate people I have met, and it was an absolute pleasure to learn from him.” — Josh W., Victoria, BC
“This course is the way for home scale, DIY growers, and hobbiests. I can now cultivate medicinal supplements, which are otherwise unaffordable for me, to help treat my type-one diabetes. Radical Mycology is the running hyphae, collectively fighting and growing into a strong presence and active force for change.” — James O., Oakland, CA
(Tuition includes 4 mushroom cultures [a $100+ value], supplies,
and a 100-page workbook of the techniques covered)
Group, student, and low-income discounts are available.
The worktrade space for the course is full.
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About the Instructor
Peter McCoy is a co-founder of Radical Mycology and the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi, one of the most comprehensive books on accessible mycology and mushroom cultivation written to date. Peter’s unique approach to sharing mycology has brought him to teach at various organizations around the world and he has taught Mushroom Cultivation & Application Courses to hundreds of people in cities across North America. A dedicated teacher, Peter’s instruction model works to engage all modes of learning by offering a blend of visual presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions. For more information about Peter, read his full bio and see interview links here.