Class - Mushroom Growing In-Person 2024 - Chris Outdoors

In-Person Edible & Medicinal

Mushroom Growing Workshops

This fungi class will cover the foundations of how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms at home, both indoors and outside. 

Each participant will go home with a Shiitake Mushroom log and a bag of straw inoculated with Oyster Mushrooms that they did themselves. We will also create an outdoor Wine Cap Mushrooms Garden Bed as a group.

In addition, each participant will also get lifetime access to my online mushrooms course where they can review materials and watch additional lessons including wild mushroom identification.

Where: Dwight, Ontraio

When (Two Options):

Option 1: Friday, April 19th, 10am - 3:30pm

Option 2: Saturday, April 20th, 10am - 3:30pm

Cost: $220 + HST**   Only 8 spots!

mushroom growing & foraging webinar

This course is offered in partnership between:

The Benefits of Growing and Foraging

Sustainable & Organic
Self-Reliance & Food Security
Health & Medicinal Benefits

What's Included in the Online Portion of the Course:

  • Dozens of videos showing you step-by-step how to grow indoors and outside
  • Troubleshooting videos to address common issues
  • Links for where to acquire your growing spawn and other materials
  • Worksheets with clear instructions
  • The "Virtual Mushroom Walk" ~ Learn about the ID features, habitat and properties of common wild species
  • Lessons on Fungi Ecology, their role in nature and how to do spoor prints
  • A community to ask questions and share your excitement with

Course Lessons

Welcome & Safety

A course tour and important lessons around safety when growing at home and handling wild mushrooms.

Getting Started

An introduction on how to get set up to grow in your unique situation (ex: urban vs rural). We also teach you how to save money and grow more by expanding your initial mushroom spawn culture.

Growing Oysters on Coffee Grounds

Learn to grow Oyster Mushrooms indoors on leftover coffee grounds. This is a great beginners project to learn the fundamentals.

Growing on Straw Indoors or Outside

This technique is a low-cost way to grow a significant amount of food and medicine in a small space year-round.

Growing Mushrooms on Logs

With minimal annual work, a mushroom log can produce food and medicine for 3 - 8 years. We will walk you through it step-by-step.

The Log Tower Method

This outdoor growing technique requires less work and time than growing on logs. You could even do it on an apartment balcony.

The Virtual Mushroom walk- Intro to foraging

Begin your adventure with a virtual mushroom walk and learn the foundations of identification with our mushroom scavenger hunt. 

Grow Wine Caps in Garden Beds

Learn how to grow mushrooms in your existing garden beds to increase production while building your soil health.

Fungi ecology

Learn about the fascinating role fungi and mycelium networks play in the planet's ecology and other ways we can work with them, from art to healing damaged landscapes.

Join Us & Get Started Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms at Home!