Mushroom Cultivation Workshop – Mushroom Farms for Mexico

Saturday October 21st
10:00am – 2:00pm
@ Circle Acres Nature Preserve
Description
Join Myco Alliance for a fully immersive experience to provide you with the skills to create a foundation for your own mushroom cultivation practice. This workshop is an excellent primer for anyone considering mushroom cultivation for food & medicine production, research, engineering applications, or any other aspect of mycology. We dive deep into the ecological and cultural importance of fungi and mushrooms in the world, introduce you to the main taxonomic groups in mycology, and explore how fungi can help rebuild our soil and remediate urban pollution. We will cover theory and basic skills for mushroom cultivation and provide you with the framework to integrate this knowledge into your home, garden, or farm.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to a fund to help communities affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico City. For more information about this relief effort please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/feed-mexico

Topics covered
– Ecology and Life Cycle of Fungi
– Mycelium Expansion
– Substrate Preparation
– Recycling Cardboard and Coffee with Fungi
– Mushroom Gardening
– Mycoremediation
– DIY Equipment and Tools
– Permaculture and Mushrooms
– Growing Mushrooms in a Greenhouse
Details
Beginner-Intermediate
Suggested donation: $50
Workshop Registration Includes: Course handout and a mushroom grow kit.

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The trails of Circle Acres are made of loose mulch and logs that line them and there are areas that may be inaccessible to a wheelchair. If you have any questions please contact us before registering. For seating, we have two large wooden benches that can comfortably fit up to 12 people. We will provide some additional seating if possible, but it is recommended to bring a small cushion or chair for extra comfort. 
Your instructor for the workshop is Daniel Reyes, founder and lead scientist of Myco Alliance.

Location
This workshop will be held at the Research Station located within the Circle Acres Nature Preserve. The best way to get to the site is to map yourself to Austin Community College (ACC) Riverside Campus and continue driving on Grove blvd until the entrance to Roy G. Guerrero Park. Once you are there you will see a parking lot on the left side of the road where we will have a sign welcoming you.

 

What to Bring
We recommend bringing closed-toe shoes, pants, hat, bug repellent, and a bottle of water. We encourage you to bring snacks and other food items to keep you going during the event. Bring pen and paper for additional notes.
Contact
For more information about this event please send your questions to mycoalliance@gmail.com
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Check out these action shots from our previous workshops