Find out how to grow your own oyster mushrooms at home

Case Western Reserve University’s Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms will offer a course on the basics of oyster mushroom production Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the farm (37125 Fairmount Blvd., Hunting Valley).

Farm Food Program staff member Matt Burtonshaw, who manages the daily operations of the farm’s oyster mushroom production, will cover the economics, growing requirements, equipment needed, sterilization, potential problems, packaging and harvesting in a hands-on learning experience. Participants will be taught how to make a miniature mushroom bag.

The class is limited to 12 participants, who must be at least 18 years old to register.

To sign up for the class, visit