University farm landscape in fall with fence in foreground and bright red tree in center

Learn the basics of oyster mushroom production at University Farm

The farm administration will offer a course on the basics of oyster mushroom production Saturday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

 Farm Food Program staff member Matt Burtonshaw, who manages the daily operations of the farm’s oyster mushroom production, will lead the course, covering: the economics, growing requirements, equipment needed, sterilization, potential problems, and packaging and harvesting.

Participants will learn how to make a miniature mushroom bag to take home.

The cost is $60. Each class will be limited to 12 students. Participants must be at least 18 years old to register for the course.

For additional information or to register, contact the farm office at 216.368.0274 or email