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.