Backyard Mushrooms: Growing, Wild Harvesting and Medicine Making

Sun, Jun 16, 2024
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The Forest Farmacy
24 Davis Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA
The Forest Farmacy

June 14, 2024 · 4pm – June 16, 2024 · 12pm EDT

Everything you need to start growing mushrooms at home in one fun, camp out weekend!


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mushroom Forest Walk

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivations Hands-on Workshop

Includes: Cardboard Spawn, Spore Prints, Wood Chip beds, Straw Inoculation and Log Plugging. Also a tour of the farm – indoor and outdoor grow facilities.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mushroom Medicine Making

Mushroom Cultivation Weekend Workshop & Campout

Fascinated by Fungi

…..not sure where to start?

We got you.

Always wanted to grow your own mushrooms but not sure where to start? Come camp out on our beautiful forest farm for the weekend and go home ready to start growing delicious and nutritious gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.

You will learn how to grow fantastic fungi at home whether you live in a city apartment or in a backwoods yurt. You will learn sustainable cultivation techniques that require very little equipment, produce an abundance of mushrooms and help the rest of your garden grow more fully.

What you get

  • Start growing mushrooms at home immediately
  • Feel confident in low-tech methods to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms including: Oysters, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, King Trumpets and Shiitakes
  • Understand the health and medicinal properties of key mushroom species
  • Take home an inoculated log and a mushroom grow kit that you have created
  • 5 organic, vegetarian, farm-to-table meals (featuring mushrooms of course!)
  • 2 nights of camping on a 30 area forest farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Chris Parker’s 30 years of mushroom cultivation experience and engaging teaching style will answer all your questions, help you feel confident and inspired to put it all into action when you get home.

We will wander through our forest farm looking for wild mushrooms and eat meals featuring delicious fungi and vegetables from our organic garden and other local farms.

Before you go we will show you how to make mushroom extractions so you can forever supply yourself with high quality, health promoting mushroom medicines.

Topics Covered

  • Outdoor cultivation
  • Low Tech cultivation methods
  • Wild mushroom forest walk
  • Making mushroom double extractions