Join SDMYCO and mushroom farmer Sam Andrasko with assistance from Eric Muller and Austin Watkins for a hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop.
The class will include instruction on home culturing and growing techniques to get you started cultivating your own mushrooms at home. You will learn basic knowledge on how mushrooms grow and digest substrates and what they require in their environment to stay healthy and fruit well. January through April is a perfect and forgiving time to learn how to cultivate mushrooms in San Diego and can be a fun and satisfying activity to with family and friends.
SDMYCO Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
10:30 am – 3pm
The Yoga Nest
$30 for members (with code sent in member mailing)
$40 non-members and day-of, if spots available
Spaces available: 60
A Few Things To Note
- This workshop is open to members and non-members alike. Members get a discounted price. If you’d like to become a member you can join HERE. Only one membership per family is required.
- There are a limited # of spots available. To ensure a spot please register before arriving at the event.
- When registering you are required to agree to our liability waiver.
- Please carpool. You can register as a driver or rider at HERE.
- We will be having a potluck lunch, so bring something you can share with friends!
- Bring a pen and notebook to take notes
- You will be receiving a mushroom spawn at the end of the workshop!
10:30am: Introduction to mushroom cultivation
12pm: Potluck lunch
12:45: Hands-on cultivation – Divide into groups depending on what mushrooms you are interested in
3pm: Wrap up and receive your own mushroom spawn to grow at home!
Sam Andrasko is all about mushrooms and not a day goes by without mushrooms floating around in his “myco-noggin”. Growing fungi has been his passion for the last 24 years. At the age of nineteen Sam headed into the woods for his very first mushroom experience and has since grown and identified many different varieties of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. He is the master grower for Creekside Mushroom farms, has served as a past president of the San Diego Mycological Society and is a mycological consultant for many other fungi related projects here in San Diego.