Sign up for courses on oyster mushroom production, bee biology and foraging at the University Farm

The University Farm will offer several continuing education courses in 2020. Scheduled courses will be on oyster mushroom production, bee biology and foraging.

Registration for the courses is available through CampusGroups.

Learn more about continuing education courses at the University Farm.

Oyster mushroom production

The one-day oyster mushroom production course covers economics, growing requirements, equipment needed, sterilization, potential problems, packaging and harvesting. In this hands-on learning experience, participants will be taught how to make a miniature mushroom bag to take home. 

The course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays:

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

Bee biology

Thinking about beekeeping or want to gain more knowledge as a beekeeper? Participate in the one-day, four-hour bee biology course at the University Farm.

The course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • Feb. 1
  • Feb. 15
  • Feb. 29

“Foraging at the Farm”

In the “Foraging at the Farm” course, participants will learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest and prepare wild flora and fungi. This course involves a large amount of hiking through the woods.

The course is composed of three, three-hour classes.  It will be offered in spring and summer on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be offered on the following dates:

  • May 9, 16 and 23
  • July 11, 18 and 25

Registration for the foraging course will be available soon.