In this workshop you will learn how to cultivate mushrooms indoors and in your backyard using low tech methods. Fungal biology and cultivation theory will be presented in a lecture format followed by one hour hands-on making your own 5 gallon Oyster Mushroom straw bucket to take home. The lecture will include making liquid culture, grain spawn, sawdust spawn, mushroom logs, wood chip beds, and straw bags/buckets.
Vadim Junea has five years of mushroom growing experience and grows oyster mushrooms for 10 Acres Farm and Restaurant. After studying microbiology at University of Guelph he moved to Vancouver Island to pursue a good life growing food and living closer to the land. He is passionate about mycology and nutrition, and seeks to encourage people to grow their own food as means to deepen their relationship with themselves and nature. Vadim currently resides in Victoria and works as a farmer at the 10 Acres Farm.
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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities