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Basic Mycology: Mushroom Cultivation

*This will be our last Mushroom Cultivation workshop for a while, as our fabulous instructor is moving out of state. We hope you can make it!*

This introductory mushroom cultivation workshop will explore the mushroom life cycle, types of mushrooms, basic cultivation skills and concerns, and three easy methods of cultivation. We will also take an in-depth look at considerations around myco-agriculture and myco-remediation (using mushrooms in agriculture and in cleaning up toxic waste).

This class is hands on and will teach three easy to use mushroom growing techniques. Participants will walk from this course with an Oyster kit, the knowledge of how to produce Oyster kits en masse, how to get further ‘mileage’ out of old mushroom kits by creating garden beds, and how to inoculate logs and stumps.

Come one, come all, and bring your friends! Freshly brewed Chaga mushroom tea will be available, but bring your own snacks.

Instructor Jared Urchek, the owner and operator of Boulder High Country Mushrooms, is a purveyor of fine, gourmet fungal food and medicine. Beginning his fungal studies through a basic permaculture course, he furthered his studies through Paul Stamets’ Mushroom Cultivation and Mycoremediation courses. With a fully functional mushroom laboratory and cultivation space located at the 63rd St Farm in Boulder, Colorado, he travels the land searching for the most delicious, most medicinal mushrooms to culture and offer back to his fellow humans.

This workshop is offered by the Living Arts School, a folk school in Boulder County.

No experience necessary. All materials provided. For participants 15 and older (participants under 15 are considered on a case-by-case basis), minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 17. Pre-registration is required. Participants at all LAS workshops are required to sign a liability waiver and an image release as a part of our "Peace and No Worries" policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Cost: $65

Please Note: We thank you for your RSVP on Meetup, however we will not be able to save your spot in this workshop unless you complete your registration by visiting: or calling[masked]-4406. Thank you for your understanding!

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  • Brenda

    Why are these events so expensive? I went to the Colorado Mycological Society (CMS) last night and their membership for the year is $25, this includes a dozen or so forays. Their meetings are free. The people in CMS are WORLD renown. The woman who did the slide show at the Denver Botanic Gardens last night has published one of the best books for the Rocky Mountains. (Acclaimed by others in the field, not herself.) She also has a relationship with researchers at Harvard.

    May 13, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      Hi there, thanks for your question. I know that CMS is a nonprofit organization who probably relies on donors and membership to sustain their organization, not class fees. Hopefully we'll be able to lower our class prices as soon as we are able to start accepting tax-deductible donations and applying for grants. It's a lengthy process--but if you'd like to volunteer to help us out, I'm always eager for folks who want to further the mission of the folk school.

      May 13, 2014

  • Michelle F.

    Fantastic! Look forward to my next class @ 63rd St Farm.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Only a few spots left...any last minute takers?

    April 4, 2014

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