Ever wanted to grow your own mushrooms? In this hands-on workshop, you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for shitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. You will discuss how mushrooms can save the world and undertake practical sessions on two different cultivation techniques for Oyster and Shitake mushrooms.
You will be using alcohol for sterilisation. Bring along latex gloves if you want to avoid pure alcohol on your hands.
Brendan Morse is a phytophile, mycophile and a "sustainable living fanatic". Trained as a biologist-ecologist, he has 20 years of practical experience in managing, restoring and creating ecological systems.
CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.
*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted
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- Sklls and knowledge to grow your own shitake and oyster mushrooms at home
- Note pad and pen
Casual clothing and footwear suitable for the garden
Vendor since 2013
CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.
Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.
CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.
CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.
Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.