May 10,[masked]:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Living Systems Institute
14020 W. 32nd Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
$25.00 Fee for the course – take home a mushroom starter kit for an additional $10.00. Cash or check at the event.
The kit is made from a native culture of oyster mushroom (pictured working in Dave's garden) that has an affinity for growing in the ground naturally. It has been pre-trained to eat coffee grounds, card board, MMJ agricultural waste and mixed hardwood chips. This kit will be taken home, you will add some of what you want the mushroom to eat from your yard and 1-2 weeks later, the organism will be able to eat just about anything you put in with it. I literally rake up all the debris in my yard, let the mushrooms convert it into food and eat it all. Free gourmet food. What I don't eat goes back into the yard as live mushroom compost completing the circle of life. The kit also includes a spore print (the equivalent of mushroom seeds) of the same oyster. Full instructions on use in the course, highly recommended. You will be very happy with your new toy, especially if you haven't had the pleasure of playing with mushrooms yet!! ;>)
30 kits available, first come, first served.
GROW YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS AT HOME
utilizing post-consumer waste, i.e. paper, cardboard, grass, weeds, trees, agricultural waste
Learn how to take up to 60% of your household paper waste and turn it into food and other useful products like mushroom compost. Launched the “The Paper to Produce Program” at earth day last year and this year the theme will be "Eat Your Yard Waste" and "Eat Your Agricultural Waste" all of which will be discussed. Learn how to "train" mycelium (mushrooms) to eat what ever you want them to eat as well as non-sterile culture you can duplicate at home, types of mushrooms to use, how to get cultures, fruiting techniques, expansion of substrate. 100% effective log culture. Medicinal mushrooms will be discussed briefly. Make and take home a bag of spawn.
UTILIZING MUSHROOMS TO REMEDIATE AND RESTORE THE ENVIRONMENT
This portion of the class will focus on the concepts of mycorestoration, using mushrooms/mycelium to naturally and sustainably restore the environment based on Biomimicry and the work of Paul Stamets.
Mycofiltration- removing particulate matter from the environment (dirt, microbes and fire residues)
Mycoremediation- removing noxious compounds such as oil, DDT, PBC’s & Dioxin from the environment.
Mycoforestry- creating sustainable forestry practices, hugelkultur
Mycoagriculture- creating sustainable agriculture practices
Mycopesticides- controlling insects through entomopathogenic (bug eating) fungi, specifically pine beetles
Hyperaccumulation of heavy metals- hard rock mine effluent remediation under the Good Samaritan Act.
JAMES WIESER is owner and operator of AmateurMycology.com and Mycotours.com . Presenter at the Telluride Mushroom Festival and the Radical Mycological Convergence. James attended Paul Stamets introductory and Mycoremediation seminars in 2010. He has over 40 years of varied agricultural growing experience with dozens of species of plants. The last 5 years have been focused on mycological pursuits. Combining his agricultural background, mycology skills and biomimicry, James has developed a sustainable cultivation method coined “Forest Floor Cultivation”. This gives the plants in association with the mycelium/substrate 10 specific benefits. James has a zero post consumer paper waste policy at his home and office and has not thrown out any paper in the last 3 yrs! As James says, “It’s perfectly good mushroom food!”
If you are not able to attend this event but would like to have some custom trained/made mushrooms for your yard or garden, contact James by email (jameswieser AT gmail.com). I have a huge native culture library as well as most of the popular edible, medicinal and remediatory mushrooms that you may need.