NATURAL MUSHROOM FARMING:
GROWING FUNGI OUTDOORS AND OFF GRID
THIS COURSE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN RUNNING SPRING OF 2019.
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Fungi are the great designers of all environments, slowly transforming the natural world over vast time scales to increase vitality and biodiversity through the unique ecological roles they perform. Fungi are critical to the health of natural systems, and through our human labors we can work to bring them closer into the design of our lives and landscapes.
In this course, you will learn how to incorporate fungi into a variety of outdoor settings and homesteading systems to support the health and resilience of you, your family, and the lands you inhabit.
— TOPICS COVERED —
- Fungal garden design and maintenance
- Log-based mushroom farming design
- Soil (mycorrhizal) fungi cultivation techniques
- Integrating fungi into permaculture, food forest, no-till, and whole system designs and ecotones
- Fungi in animal care and husbandry
- Working with micro fungi to enhance composting systems and plant root health
- Constructing outdoor mushroom growing environments
- Long-term planning for on-site substrate production
This course is ideal for anyone wishing to spread the many benefits of fungi throughout their backyard, farm, or homestead, while maintaining high ethical standards in holistic design. This course is also an ideal complement for anyone pursuing careers in food production, land and resource management, animal tending, and general mycological studies.
— THIS COURSE INCLUDES —
- 1-year of streaming access to 10 hours of video coursework (including a blend of blackboard work, explanatory animations and images, technique demonstrations, and videos in the field)
- Lifetime access to this class' section of the MYCOLOGOS® discussion forum
- Downloadable PDFs of course notes
- Project instructions and materials lists
- Certificate of Completion (upon completing course requirements and final exam)