Grow Your Own Medicinal Mushrooms at Home (LIVE)
with Tara Stephens of Fungi Akuafo and Malcolm Saunders of Light Cellar
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
7:00 - 9:00pm MST
Live Online Event
$35 (includes your very own mushroom growing kit)
Do you love mushrooms and wish to deepen your connection to these fascinating organisms?
Have you ever dreamed of growing your own medicinal mushrooms at home?
In a time where developing the skills to grow your own food and create your own medicine is becoming more essential, this workshop will empower you to do just that!
You will receive your choice of medicinal mushroom grow kit as well as an informative session to give you step by step how to grow medicinal mushrooms at home with local mushroom grower Tara of Fungi Akuafo.
Tara will provide a general background on mushroom cultivation and the specific ways to create the climatic conditions for your grow kit in the workshop.
You will also learn from Malcolm Saunders about the benefits of medicinal mushrooms and their uses once your mushrooms are fully grown.
As part of your registration you will be able to choose one of the following mushroom kits to grow. In choosing you can obviously think about which species you are most interested in, but we have also included some thoughts below regarding the growing of each.
Oyster Mushrooms: easiest for novice growers, fast growing and forgiving of variety of climatic conditions (less than a week to flush once pinning begins)
Lion's Mane Mushrooms: easy to grow, a little more sensitive to climatic conditions than oysters (less than a week to flush once pinning begins)
Reishi Mushrooms: the slowest to grow of the three species (can be month or more to fully grow)
About the Mushroom Grow Kits: They are intended to be grown inside and can be easily done so without any mess. The Kits contain a bag of hardwood sawdust mixed with bran and inoculated with mycelium. The mushrooms will ‘fruit’ straight from the bag, all they need is the right conditions: room temperature, indirect sunlight (not dark), humidity and airflow.
During registration, you will need to pick the choice of mushroom that you would like to grow. Once the grow kits arrive you will be able to pick up the grow kit here at Light Cellar in Calgary or we will arrange to ship it to you for an additional fee.
*Registration closes Friday October 15th, so we can be sure you will receive your grow kit before the workshop starts. Growing kits will be available for pick up in-store by October 29th - You will receive an email notification when ready. Contact us if you live outside of town or will not be able to pick up your grow kit to make other arrangements.
This event is being offered as a LIVE experience so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. A link will be sent to you to watch and interact while we are live as well as the pdf recipe booklet to follow along. Afterward, you will receive the recording to watch again anytime.
The first time we offered this workshop it SOLD OUT, we expect it to do so again.
Be sure to register now to join us for this special workshop to grow your own medicinal mushrooms at home!