3901 U.S. 82 , Brunswick, GA
Join us for 2 full days of regional Mushroom Cultivation training with Ja Schindler of Fungi For the People!
We will spend the weekend exploring many exciting approaches to home and small business scale edible and medicinal mushroom growing, with a strong focus on growing regionally appropriate varieties on easily accessible recycled materials. The entire process is worked through in a hands-on format and everyone will leave with the materials and know how to start growing their own.
Mushroom identification and ecology is taught in daily field trips into the forest, and we will bring wild mushrooms into cultivation during the course, a very valuable skill as some of the best mushrooms to grow are the ones already out your back door. A variety of accessible laboratory skills as well as a plethora of outdoor mushroom cultivation practices will be covered.
MycoRemediation is also highlighted in this course and we will dive into the growing practices of working with Fungi to heal damaged land and degrade toxins.
Main Themes of the Weekend:
Identification and Ecology
Medicinal Mushroom Preparations and Use
Growing Mushrooms using Appropriate Technologies
Basic Lab Set-Up and skills
About the Instructor:
Ja Schindler has been studying fungi in both the natural world and in the laboratory for over a decade, as well as working with mushroom cultivation farms in the US and Canada. Ja hails from Eugene, Oregon and is visiting for the purpose of passing along vital skills for growing native food and potent medicine from local waste products, and to heighten our societies ecological relationships. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Ja’s appreciation of food security and environmental justice began at a young age. A severe interest in Fungi took him to the NorthWest nine years ago on a journey of field learning. After a number of mushroom farming experiences left him with the feeling that the practice needed to become much more accessible and commonplace, in 2011 he founded Fungi For the People, a mushroom cultivation research and education organization. Over the past 2 years many people from the Eastern states and throughout the world have traveled to Oregon to learn with him, which has prompted their Resilient Mycology Road Show to bring these skills to a broader community.
This course is an excellent primer for those thinking of growing mushrooms for food and medicine, business, soil development, or personal pursuit.
This Course Also Includes:
50 Page Workbook: Details on a variety of cultivation techniques, material choices, glossary of terms, and technical references.
Mushroom Spawn: You will get to choose 2 species of edible and medicinal mushrooms to leave with!
Wholesome Meals: A healthy lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. There is also the recommended option of enjoying all of your meals at our host site The Hostel in the Forest, dinner is provided by The Hostel staff every night, and you will have access to the shared kitchen.
Lodging: The recommended option of staying at The Hostel for the weekend is likely the most rewarding and inexpensive lodging choice available.
Class Time: 10am to 7pm both days | Lunch 1-2pm
Cost: $175 PLUS Food/Lodging
Lodging at the host site of The Hostel in the Forest at $25/night (includes dinner!) is highly recommended. Contact them Here to book your stay for the weekend.
To stay at local Hotels, visit the Brunswick chamber of commerce Here
A very healthy vegetarian lunch will be provided for all participants on both days. For those staying with at the The Hostel you will also have full access to the community kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.