Did you know that you can grow edible, tasty and valuable mushrooms indoors, with simple equipment, in just a few weeks?
This beginner course will teach you what mushrooms need and how to grow them successfully on a budget, in small spaces. We'll focus on Oyster and nootropic Lion's Mane mushrooms, using farming techniques that can be applied to other wood-loving mushrooms too.
In this comprehensive course you'll learn the full mushroom growing and harvesting process using straw, straw pellets, paper pellets and hardwood sawdust. We'll look at growing edible and nootropic mushrooms on your kitchen counter, in specialised grow spaces, and even visit a mushroom farm to learn how they scaled up to business-level production.
On this course we will primarily grow mushrooms from 'grain spawn' which is like a live mushroom 'seed' and is available to buy online in most countries. I'll also show you how to make your own grain spawn using a 'liquid culture' or 'spore syringe', also commonly available to buy online.
This is a beginner course - if you've never grown mushrooms before, this is a great starting place. Perhaps you're interested to grow healthy food for your family, or maybe you're dreaming of starting your own mushroom farm. Whatever your motivation, your journey starts here!
Alex Field – Urban Farming Consultant, Entrepeneur