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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 pink and yellow oyster mushrooms and Lions Maine mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. undertake practical sessions and how to start master cultures and make liquid mycelium.
You will be using alcohol for sterilisation. Bring along latex gloves if you want to avoid pure alcohol on your hands.
Stuart is passionate about mycelium and integrating Permaculture, Architecture and Urban design. He has recently become involved in a project (Seedwell) supporting a range of citizens in Melbourne to learn about and implement social and environmental justice. This involves permaculture ethics and also includes social enterprises, growing indigenous local foods, guerilla gardening, and tranquil healing gardens providing a rich interwoven tapestry of inner city ecological solutions.
Lecturing on permaculture internationally in Nepal and Germany. Stuart has taught mycelium workshops extensively in Germany, Nepal, Tasmania and Victoria. Recently finishing a mycelium interview series with ABC radio and the Blooming Tasmania.
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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.