Oyster mushrooms

Methods of Home Mushroom Cultivation

Learn several methods of cultivating mushrooms at home, with an emphasis on log cultivation and supplemented sawdust substrates. This course will address aseptic techniques used to prevent contamination, DIY lab equipment, spawn production, saving and maintaining cultures, strain assessment, and expansion techniques. We'll end the class with an overview of cooking mushrooms and a tasting. (Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes to class for Test Kitchen safety.)

This course must be taught at a BioNetwork location.

Level: Beginner
Lecture Hours: 0.00
Lab Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 4.00

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Topics Include

Aseptic techniques used to prevent contamination, DIY lab equipment, spawn production, saving and maintaining cultures, strain assessment, and expansion techniques

Learning Objectives

Gain an understanding of the fruiting process and life cycle.

Learn to innoculate logs with mycelia.

Become familiar with varieties of mushrooms that are easy to cultivate at home.

Audience

Entrepreneurs, culinary, food production workers, public