Up Coming Events

Presentations & Workshops

we are offering

CANCELLED Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your home. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, and information on the equipment and techniques to create the right conditions to grow mushrooms.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$50

December 7, 2019 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara/Meghan

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Calgary Horticultural Society and Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

208 50 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta

$45 for Horticultural Society Members
$60 for Non-Members

January 25, 2020 | 9:30 AM

Facilitator: Tara

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

3402 8 Street SE Calgary, Alberta (Classroom)

$50

February 23, 2020 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

3402 8 Street SE Calgary, Alberta (Classroom)

$50

April 4, 2020 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$50

May 9, 2020 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Meghan

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your home. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, and information on the equipment and techniques to create the right conditions to grow mushrooms.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$50

June 20, 2020 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara/Meghan

Events We Are Attending

that might also interest you

Young Agrarians Central Alberta Winter Mixer 2020

Hosted by Young Agrarians

Camp Oselia, Fallis, Alberta

~$75

January 11 – 12, 2020

Attendee: Meghan

Organic Alberta and Holistic Management Canada 2020 Conference

Hosted by Organic Alberta

“A conference for farmers, ranchers and industry to grow organic agriculture.”

Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

~$195

January 31 – February 2, 2020

Attendee: Meghan

Past Events

Presentations,Workshops & Events

Destination Rural Alberta

Hosted by Destination Rural Alberta

Conference focused on developing rural tourism in Alberta.

Best Western Sunrise Inn and Suites, Stony Plain, Alberta

~$150

November 25-26, 2019

Attendee: Meghan

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your home. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, and information on the equipment and techniques to create the right conditions to grow mushrooms.

3402 8 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta (Classroom)

$50

October 20, 2019 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara

Movie Screening: Film The Biggest Little Farm

Hosted by Mountain View Film Group

Mayfair Cinema 4910 – 50 Ave, Olds, Alberta

$10 for adults | $5 for students (Cash, rush seating)

 

September 15, 2019 | 11:30AM and 3PM

Attendee: Meghan Vesey

Wildwood Community Harvest Festival

Hosted by Wildwood Community

4411 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta

 

September 8, 2019 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Host: Meghan Vesey

Alberta Open Farm Days

Hosted by Akesi Farms

Akesi Farms

Free

August 17-18, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Hosts: Meghan and Kwesi

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$50

June 8, 2019 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Meghan

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$50

June 8, 2019 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Meghan

Tour – Akesi Farms (~1.5 hours)

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

Join us as we walk around Akesi Farms to see various ways mushrooms can be grown in your yard. Get inspired by what is possible in our cold climate! Spawn will be available for sale afterwards.  See our library for more details or take an in depth workshop to learn more!  Akesi Farms is located 1.5 hours from Calgary. Check out the Bergen Farmers’ Market on Saturdays until 1pm.

Akesi Farms, Alberta

$10

June 1, 2019 | 9:30 AM

Facilitator: Meghan

Tour – Akesi Farms (~1.5 hours)

Hosted by Akesi Farms and Fungi Akuafo

Join us as we walk around Akesi Farms to see various ways mushrooms can be grown in your yard. Get inspired by what is possible in our cold climate! Spawn will be available for sale afterwards.  See our library for more details or take an in depth workshop to learn more!  Akesi Farms is located 1.5 hours from Calgary. Check out the Sundre Farmer’s Market on Friday evenings.
Akesi Farms, Alberta
$10

May 31, 2019 | 10 AM

Facilitator: Meghan

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Farm and Forage

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

TBA (Near Millarville), Alberta

$60

May 26, 2019 | 9 AM

Facilitator: Meghan

Growing backyard mushrooms 

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo & Urban Farm School

Join us for this fun and informative workshop and come away with some serious know-how and real-time installation experience so you can get started growing your own backyard mushrooms!
In this workshop, you will learn fungi basics (life-cycle, nutrition, etc.) and various techniques to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in your backyard.

May 5, 2019 | 10 AM

Facilitator: Tara

Growing Culinary Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Hosted by Calgary Garden Show

A 1.5 hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard.
This workshop is offered as part of the Calgary Garden Show organized by the Calgary Horticultural Society.

Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB

$15 + Entrance Fee

May 4, 2019 | 10 AM

Facilitator: Tara

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your home. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, and information on the equipment and techniques to create the right conditions to grow mushrooms.

3402 8 Street SE, Calgary, AB

$50

April 14, 2019 | 1 PM

Facilitator: Tara

Exhibitor

Hosted by Calgary Seedy Saturday

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S2

Entrance: $2 at the door

We will have grain spawn and sawdust spawn for sale.

March 16, 2019 | 10 AM
Exhibitor: Tara

March 2, 2019
Attendee: Tara

Farm to Market to Table

Alberta Farmers Market Association and Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association

Nisku Inn and Conference Centre, Nisku, Alberta

February 28 & March 1, 2019
Attendee: Meghan and Kwesi

Introductory Series Workshop:                                Growing edible mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

A 3hr introduction to cultivating mushrooms in your backyard. This workshop will include an overview of fungi ecology, a discussion on how to choose which species to grow, instructions on how to inoculate woodchips and log stacks, and tips to care for your new fungi friends.

3402 8 Street SE, Calgary, AB

$50

February 9, 2019 | 9 AM

Facilitator: Tara

Farm Women – Decision with Vision

Farm Women’s Conference – Alberta

Apple Creek Golf Course, Airdrie, Alberta
$52.50

February 7, 2019
Attendee: Meghan

Creating a Farmers Co-operative

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Stettler Learning Centre, Stettler, Alberta

$15

 

February 2, 2019
Attendee: Meghan

Growing Healthy Farmers, Fields and Food

Organic Alberta 2019 Conference

Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

January 25 & 26, 2019
Attendee: Meghan

Central Alberta Winter Mixer

Hosted By: Young Agrarians

Deer Valley Meadows Camp, Alix, Alberta

 

January 12 & 13, 2019
Attendee: Meghan

Presentation:                                                                        Mushroom Cultivation 101

Hosted by the Alberta Mycological Society

Tara will give a talk outlining the cultivation process and some common species and techniques for growing mushrooms at home.

Nose Hill Library, 1530 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2L 0G6

FREE

November 29, 2018 | 7 PM
Speaker: Tara

Bjorgvin 1907

Hosted by The Wandering Long Table

Bergen Hall

$20 (Reservation – credit on bill)

July – October 2018

Attendees: Meghan and Kwesi

Mushroom Intelligence: Exploring the wood wide web

Hosted by The Light Cellar

6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary

$77

September 9, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Attendee: Meghan

Alberta Open Farm Days

Hosted by Akesi Farms

Akesi Farms

Free

August 18-19, 2018 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Hosts: Meghan and Kwesi

Feast of Bergen

Hosted by The Bergen Institute

Bergen Hall

$75

August 18, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Attendees: Meghan and Kwesi

July 6-8, 2018

Attendees: Tara and Meghan

How Mushrooms Help Protect You from Neurodegeneration & The Twenty Three Myths of Medicinal Mushrooms You Need to Know

Hosted by The Light Cellar

6326 Bowness Road NW, Calgary

$35

June 15, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Attendee: Tara

Growing Backyard Mushrooms

Hosted by Urban Farm School

2120 Palisfield Place SW
If your backyard growing system is missing it’s very important edible fungal friends, this workshop will provide some inventive and effective ways to introduce mushrooms into your ecology.

May 12, 2018 | 9AM
Speaker: Tara

Mushrooms for the Body, Mind and Heart with Jerry Angelini, MS, LRC, LMT

Hosted by Community Natural Foods

10th Ave Market and Cafe
1304 – 10 Ave SW, Calgary

Free

May 10, 2018 | 7 PM

Attendee: Tara

Alberta Permaculture Convergence 2018 – Town Hall

Sunalta Community Centre
1627 10 Ave SW Calgary

Free

April 29, 2018 | 2 PM

Attendee: Tara

2018 Slow Food National Summit Saskatoon

Hosted by Slow Food Saskatoon

Summit

$450

April 19-22, 2018

Attendee: Meghan

2018 Permaculture Calgary AGM

Hosted by Permaculture Calgary

CommunityWise Resource Centre
223 12 Ave SW Calgary

Free

April 22, 2018 | 6 PM

Attendee: Tara

6-Day Holistic Land Design Course

Hosted by Young Agrarians | Facilitated by Takota Coen, Grass Root Family Farm

Castor, Alberta

Register via alberta@youngagrarians.org

$400

March 2, 3, 4. 19, 20 2018

Attendee: Meghan

Exhibitor

Hosted by Calgary Seedy Saturday

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S2

Entrance: $2 at the door

We will have grain spawn and sawdust spawn for sale.

March 17, 2018 | 10 AM
Exhibitor: Tara

Lean Farm Management

Hosted by Young Agrarians | Facilitated by Ben Hartman

Webinar

$45

March 6 and 13, 2018 | 11 AM

Attendee: Kwesi

Stacking Functions of Fungi: exploring fungi in permaculture designs

Cabin Fever Hosted by Permaculture Calgary

Crescent Heights Community Association, 1101 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 2V7

$12 – $30

March 3, 2018 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Speaker: Tara

Building a Working Destination Farm

Hosted by Alberta Agriculture

Agriculture Business Centre, 6547 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB

Cost: $25

February 21, 2018 | 9 AM
Attendee: Meghan

Alberta Small Farm Summit 2018

Hosted by Jill Cairns

Gunn’s Dairy Barn at Heritage Park

Register via farmsmall@gmail.com

FREE

February 20, 2018 | 1 – 5 PM
Attendee: Kwesi

Intro to Mushroom Cultivation Presentation

Hosted by the Alberta Mycological Society

Tara will give a talk outlining the cultivation process and share some techniques for growing culinary mushrooms outside.

Crowfoot Library, Program Room 2, 8665 Nose Hill Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB T2L 0G6

FREE

February 20, 2018 | 7 PM
Speaker: Tara

Sustainability & Profits Conference

Organic Alberta 2018 Conference

Westerner Park, Red Deer, Alberta

February 9 & 10, 2018
Attendee: Meghan

Alberta Winter Mixer

Hosted by Young Agrarians

Alix, Alberta

Purchase Tickets

January 13 & 14, 2018
Attendees: Meghan/Tara

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