In this hands-on 3-hour workshop you will be introduced to the wonderful world of mushrooms and learn an easy method to grow mushrooms at home without a lab or special equipment. No experience needed.
We will start with an overview of fungi, and its mind-boggling role in the environment and the cosmos, including the mushroom life cycle, a brief cultural history of use and cultivation across time, cultures, and even species, and discuss the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms in your diet. We will then dive in and make our own mushroom “mini-farms” to take home, which will start fruiting oyster mushrooms within a couple weeks.
Mushroom tea will be served. You are invited to bring a pot luck item to share with the group during our class break.
Class Limited to 24.
The workshop will be taught by Cynthia East Skovlin, a mycologist for over 30 years, and the founder of Dream Farm Mushrooms in Point Reyes, CA .
NOTE: COVID-19 precautions will be observed at all times during the workshop. Please bring a mask. Masks are required in the classroom for those who are not vaccinated. In addition, while in common areas of the Dance Palace building, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.