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Introduction to: Growing Your Own Medicinal Mushrooms at Home

Hosted by The Light Cellar & Fungi Akuafo

During this 2hr workshop, Tara from Fungi Akuafo will provide a general background on mushroom cultivation and the specific ways to create the climatic conditions to grow medicinal mushrooms from a grow kit at home while Malcolm from Light Cellar will discuss the benefits of medicinal mushrooms and their uses once your mushrooms are fully grown.
                                                                                                                          Your registration fee includes:
  • 2 hr live lecture
  • A mushroom kit (reishi, lion’s mane or oyster) that you can pick up at the Light Cellar from October 29th – November 1 2021.
Registration Closes: Friday October 15th 2021
Fee: $35
Delivered live online due to AHS COVID-19 recommendations

Wednesday November 3, 2021 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Fee: $35

Facilitator: Tara & Malcolm

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35Introduction to:                                                                    Growing Edible Mushrooms In Your Home

Hosted by Calgary Horticultural Society &

Fungi Akuafo

This is a 2 hour introductory talk on cultivating mushrooms in your home.  Learn to grow mushrooms to add to your dinners and share with friends.  We will discuss how to grow oyster mushrooms on a variey of substrates (straw, wood shavings, sawdust); ways to prepare the substrates; different containers you can use; and low-tech ways to create a suitable environment to grow mushrooms in your home. 
Your registration fee includes:
  • Link to Introductory video on mushroom life and cultivation cycle. You will receive the link the week of the workshop – please watch before the attending the workshop.
  • 2 hour lecture
  • PDF of lecture notes

Registration closes: November 10th.                                                     Fee: $25 for CHS members and $35 for non-members

Delivered online due to AHS COVID-19 recommendations

Thursday November 18, 2021 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Fee: $25 CHS members, $35 non-members

Facilitator: Tara

Past Events


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Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Backyard Mushrooms

Hosted by: Urban Farm School & Fungi Akuafo

If your backyard growing system is missing it’s very important edible fungal friends, this workshop will provide you with some inventive and effective ways to introduce mushrooms into your ecology, in ways that work for our northern climate and seasonal variability.

In this workshop, you will learn fungi basics (lifecycle, nutrition, etc.) and various techniques to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in your backyard.  We will guide you through assessing:

  • the micro-climate of your space,
  • the potential species to grow,
  • the raw materials that you need, and,
  • suitable installation techniques.

Tara will also provide information about how to obtain all the materials and tools you need to be successful at growing your backyard mushroom bounty!

Delivered online via ZOOM due to AHS COVID-19 recommendations

Thursday May 13, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM


Fee: $40

Facilitator: Tara

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