Intro to Mushroom Cultivation for Food, Medicine and Soil
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 2-4pm
In this 2-hour beginner workshop, participants will learn basic principles and practices of growing mushrooms indoors or in the garden, using the most simple and affordable techniques to go through the whole process from cloning to fruiting.
Workshop teacher Willoughby Arevalo made friends with fungi at a young age. After studying fungal biology and identification at Humboldt State University, he learned mushroom cultivation experientially by working at the gourmet mushroom farm in his hometown of Arcata, California. As a member of the Radical Mycology Collective, he has taught about seeing and working with fungi across North America and co-organized several international educational gatherings including the Radical Mycology Convergence. He is a contributing author to the innovative book Radical Mycology by Peter McCoy. He moved to Vancouver in 2013 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He grows mushrooms at home and in the garden, subsistence forages and prepares food and medicine from the harvests.