Webinar Schedule and Participant Guide
Dates and Join Link
Starting on Tues Feb 25, 2020 from 6:30 - 8pm Eastern, we will have a live weekly webinar each week for 6 weeks, ending on Tues Mar 31, 2020. Please mark these dates and times in your calendar! If you miss the live webinars, the recordings will be posted in the course afterward.
To access the webinars, you will simply need to click on the webinar join link that is posted in each week of the course. This link only works on the appointed day and time for that webinar, so while you can try clicking it sooner, it won't open the webinar meeting for you. You may also join our webinars from a mobile device by installing the Zoom app (simply look for this in your favorite app store).
Week 1: Introduction & Mycology 101
Topics: Course overview, mushroom biology, cultivation vs wildcrafting, meet the mushrooms
Week 2: Low Tech Inoculation Methods (Oyster)
Topics: Sourcing materials, treatment methods, management
Week 3: Sterilization Methods (Several Species)
Topics: Growing needs, materials, costs, etc
Week 4: The Grow Room (Incubation and Fruiting)
Topics: Management, pests, how to force fruiting of mushrooms, when to harvest, storage and drying mushrooms
Week 5: The Business Side of Mushrooms
Topics: Wholesale vs retail sales, CSAs, restaurants, packaging and delivery, value added products, labeling and legal considerations
Week 6: Beyond just food: other benefits of oyster cultivation
Topics: home propagation, health and medicinal benefits, mycoremediation