In this hands-on introductory workshop, you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. You’ll undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures.
You will be using alcohol for sterilisation. Bring along latex gloves if you want to avoid pure alcohol on your hands.
Buttons is the sole farmer at The Mushroomery. The Mushroomery is a micro mushroom farm she started in her backyard. The little farm has now grown to a few shipping containers in Alphington. Buttons supplies restaurants, farmers markets, Box schemes and has her own CSA. She is influenced by the ethics and principles of Permaculture. She is working on closing multiple loops of waste within her farm. Buttons is a keen believer in maximizing marginal land in the city with urban agriculture. Being a massive foodie she is keen on making farming more visible in the city to create better understanding around food within the urban bubble.
Buttons is a weird and wacky lady with roots in performance and costume design. She has been making a transition from fashion to farming in the last 5 years. She hopes that in the future she will be able to delve further into the research of mycological fabrics. She believes that Mycelium can help solve a multitude of problems facing Mother Earth today!
Skills and knowledge to grow your own oyster mushrooms at home.
What you will get
An oyster mushroom kit and an oyster mushroom agar culture.
What to bring
– A very clean recycled 2L-10L Bucket with a lid that you are not attached to and are willing to cut holes into (you will need this if you plan to take a kit home).
– Gloves (to avoid contaminating your culture)
– Note pad and pen
What to wear
Casual clothing and footwear suitable for the garden
CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.
If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.