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Mushroom Growing Weekend in Brewster, Massachusetts













The weekend of June 22-23rd we will present a full 2 days of Hands-On Mushroom Cultivation techniques for the NorthEast.

Join us at The Great Cape Herb Shop for 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 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 are taught in daily field walks, 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:

Mushroom Gardening

Identification and Ecology


Medicinal Mushroom Preparations and Use

Growing Mushrooms using Appropriate Technologies

Basic Lab Set-Up and skills


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 to start growing right away.

Wholesome Meals: A healthy vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be provided both days.

Lodging: Provide your own Tent or Hammock to camp with us in the Gardens at the host site of The Great Cape Herb Shop for Free. Local lodging at a variety of local Cape hotels is also available, these are a few local options:

Class Time: 10am to 7pm both days | Lunch 1-2pm

Cost: $200 for the Weekend, (Pricing Information)

Includes: Instruction, Lunch, Workbook, and Materials

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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.

Ja has taught and presented on mushroom cultivation in conjunction with Permaculture and Remediation techniques in a wide variety of multi-day workshops over the past 3 years, as well as at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, Radical Mycology Convergence, Portland Village Building Convergence, NorthWest Permaculture Convergence, as well as a host of mushrooms festivals. In the Spring of 2014 he will be releasing his first book on approachable mushroom cultivation through New Society Publishers, titled Fungi For the People: Accessible Mushroom Cultivation for Food, Medicine, and Mycoremediation

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