Sign up for a “Basics of Oyster Mushroom Production” course at University Farm

The University Farm administration is offering the “Basics of Oyster Mushroom Production” course this coming January and February 2020.

In this hands-on experience, 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.

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

The one-day, three-hour course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • Jan. 10;
  • Jan. 24;
  • Feb. 7; and
  • Feb. 21.

The course fee is $50. Each class will be limited to 12 participants (with a minimum of five confirmed registrations needed to offer the course). Participants must be at least 18 years old to register for the course.

Registration is available through CampusGroups.