Up Coming Events

In Person Workshops

Live On-Line Workshops

returning in the fall

Our Newsletter

The Fungi Underground Network

Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have new courses!

Past Workshops

Indoor Growing Workshop - In Person

Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Oyster mushrooms in buckets at home

Join us for an in informative afternoon at Akesi Farms, the home of Fungi Akuafo.  Located 1.5 hours from Calgary/Red Deer, near Sundre, Alberta.

Learn to grow delicious oyster mushrooms to add to your dinner plates and share with friends!  In this four hour in-person workshop, we will walk through the low-tech steps to growing oyster mushrooms in buckets using grain spawn and straw.

The workshop will be delivered using a combination of presentations, live demonstrations and hands-on practice.

You will go home with:

  • One bag of blue oyster grain spawn
  • One bag of chopped straw
  • 5 one gallon plastic buckets

Pack your lunch!

Saturday September 9, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM

In Person at Akesi Farms

$120/person + GST

Drying mushrooms

Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

This is a two-hour workshop on cultivating mushrooms in your backyard.  Learn to grow mushrooms to add to your dinners and share with friends while diversifying your garden. We will discuss how to grow oyster mushrooms (on wood stacks) and wine caps (in beds).

Your registration fee includes:

  • Link to introductory video on mushrooms life and cultivation cycle. (Please watch before attending the workshop).
  • Two-hour live workshop via Zoom
  • Access to recording for three months
Registration Closes: Monday, January 16, 2023
Fee: $45 or $55 for a bundle including spawn
 
Delivered live online via Zoom January 19, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm MDT

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM MDT
On-line
Facilitator: Tara

Blue Oyster Bucket

Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

This is a two-hour workshop 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 in buckets using spawn.
Your registration fee includes:
  • Link to introductory video on mushrooms life and cultivation cycle. (Please watch before attending the workshop).
  • Two-hour live workshop via Zoom
  • Access to recording for three months
Registration Closes: Monday, December 12, 2022
Fee: $45 or $55 for a bundle including spawn
 
Delivered live online via Zoom December 15, 2022 from 7pm to 9pm MDT

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM MDT
On-line
Facilitator: Tara

Drying mushrooms

Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in your backyard

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

This is a two hour introductory talk on cultivating mushrooms in your backyard.  Learn to grow mushrooms to add to your dinners and share with friends while diversifying your garden. We will discuss how to grow oyster mushrooms (on wood stacks and in beds) and wine caps (in beds).
                                                                                                                          Your registration fee includes:
  • Link to introductory video on mushrooms life and cultivation cycle. (Please watch before attending the workshop).
  • Two hour talk
  • PDF of lecture notes
Registration Closes: Monday, March 7, 2022
Fee: $50
Delivered online via Zoom

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
On-line
Facilitator: Tara

Drying mushrooms

Introductory Series Workshop: Growing Edible Mushrooms in your home

Hosted by Fungi Akuafo

This is a two 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 variety of substrates (straw and wood shavings).  This will include how to prepare the substrates, different containers, and low tech ways to create a suitable environment to grow mushrooms in your home.
                                                                                                                          Your registration fee includes:
  • Link to introductory video on mushrooms life and cultivation cycle. (Please watch before attending the workshop).
  • Two hour talk
  • PDF of lecture notes
Registration Closes: Monday, January 31, 2022
Fee: $50
Delivered online via Zoom

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
On-line
Facilitator: Tara

Drying mushrooms

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 starting January 21, 2022.
Registration Closes: Friday January 7th 2022
Fee: $35
Delivered online via Zoom

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

On-line

Fee: $35

Facilitator: Tara & Malcolm

Pin It on Pinterest